>> Half an hour before Marc Jacobs's show was scheduled to start at 8 pm this evening, his team Tweeted, "Marcs ready now. Were waiting for editors." And Cathy Horyn reports that they had hoped to start at 7:45 pm. But it turns out that once again, Marc's show started right on the dot, with six models walking at once, each coming from different exits in the gold circular centerpiece, as Vivaldi's "Summer" from The Four Seasons played over the loudspeaker.
The show was pure '70s, recalling Bianca Jagger and Jodie Foster from Taxi Driver — all wide-legged trousers, frizzy hair, with oversized flower corsages and gold glitter platforms. A jolt of color, Jacobs (who took his bow in pants and Cuban heeled shoes in place of a skirt) said backstage, after last season's beige. He also cited the New York Dolls, Antonio Lopez, Yves Saint Laurent, and Calvin Klein as references, explaining that he wanted to celebrate everything that made him fall in love with fashion. Jamie Bochert, who owes her career to Marc, made her first appearance of the week, and Jourdan Dunn and Alessandra Ambrosio walked, too. Redheaded newbie Luisa Bianchin opened.
It appears that Jacobs's recent celebrity ban was lifted: Alexa Chung and Nacho Figueras were there, and Courtney Love was late and caught the tail end of the show, which ended at 8:11 pm. Jacobs's ex-fiance, Lorenzo Martone, gave him a hug and kiss backstage afterward. And rumor has it that the show's set will do double duty as the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 campaign backdrop, to be shot in tandem with the show.