The striking interplay of proportion, color, and floral prints in Marc Jacobs's Resort 2013 collection took inspiration from photographer Cindy Sherman's series of clown portraits. But what keeps the collection from venturing too far into circus territory are its '70s prints and sophisticated tailoring. The exaggerated shapes and innovative styling — for example, a below-the-knee dress paired with wide-legged trousers creates the look of one long-sleeved maxi dress — harken back to Jacobs's Fall 2012 collections for Louis Vuitton and his own label. As a result, this collection makes a fitting addition to his growing assortment of very modern classics.
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