Madonna and Jesus Luz filled the celebrity quota at the Marc Jacobs spring 2010 show, as a tardy Lady GaGa looked on from the photographer pit, having arrived 20 looks into Marc's prompt 8:05 collection start.
As Marc Jacobs told Style.com's Nicole Phelps, he's over black leather and studs and, this season, wanted to show something more individual—inspired by "a trip to the theater, the ballet the opera." Jacobs' theatrical expression of romance translated into a mash-up of deconstructed, highly textured looks—ruffles on absolutely every part of the body, satin bras over knit tops, corsets over suit jackets, voluminous harem pants, and footless ballerina tights. Models—including Jessica Stam and Suvi Koponen making spring debuts—were made up like porcelain dolls in heavily powdered faces, thick black eyeliner and tight top knots.
There were more than a few must-own pieces shown in the collection—namely the aforementioned knitwear, as well as military coats, fringed handbags, and Japanese slippers—but, as Jacobs told WWD, "It's not just about selling clothes. It's about giving people things to dream of and romanticize about." Call us grateful.