It must be pretty cool to wake up in the morning knowing that that night you'll be ushered into the Hall of Fame. Granted, this isn't the Rock and Roll Hall but the CFDA's Hall of Fame. At the august age of 48 Marc Jacobs will be given his first Lifetime Achievment award at the ceremonies this evening at Linclon Center's Alice Tully Hall. That's no small feat when you consider that he's still kicking and other greats like Christian Lacroix, Azzedine Alaia, John Galliano, Ralph Rucci, Tom Ford,
Isabel Toledo, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Miuccia Prada, J.P.Gaultier, Thomas Maier,and did I include Ralph Rucci on that list? Well, these people, most of whom are a little older have yet to take that particular stroll to the podium. This is not to say that Jacobs is undeserving, either. I wouldn't presume to pass such harsh judgement but only to raise a puzzled eyebrow at
the prospect. I start to wonder if myopia is a hush-hush affliction that the fashion community is afraid to discuss. At a certain point one starts to question if the pool of talent in this country has sprung a nasty leak or if that pool is really nothing more than a shallow tub that fits a tiny handful of paddlers. The list of nominees over the past 5-10 years
has consisted of the same players with a little added spice for the sake of relevance. It's obvious that press, ad pages and industry popularity are all the deciding factors in the decision making but it's also obvious that oversight is rampant. At a certain point the audience will begin to grumble and some indelicate
questions will need to be addressed. So the coronation is just moments away and we have the Marc Jacobs Resort2012 collection
to take in as an appetizer before the main course. There are a few things that are lovely like a sweet pair of shorts in a bold graphic wall paper print, delicate pastel and neutral shaded daisies under a glaze of pailletes and a navy pleated tennis skirt and short sleeved top. Beyond that, I don't see an effort that translates to an "A" game. Maybe all the excitement of tonight's award and his nomination in another category or 2 has sapped his creative resources. Whatever the reason, I'm sure the show tonight will be stellar.
I just discovered your blog and I'm hooked. It's great to read more than just fawning praises about fashion. I never got the popularity of Bryan Boy or Tavi....talk abut lemmings......
In the 70s Simplicity and McCalls and Butterick had Easy to Sew patterns to make plain vanilla stuff like these garments.
This stuff makes "derivative" seem exotic.
It seems that we've lost the concept of what a collection is and why a coherent grouping of silhouettes grounds it. Exciting fashion comes from Central St. Martins student collections where the students come from around the world. Japanese cutting techniques are also truly inspirational.
are these images from jcrew catalog???
I think we are now ready for a review on the Jcrew catalog or the Anthropologie catalog, why not, that is where we are non mon cher Fluff ? At least one does not have to deal with the designer's personality , talent or "lack of". Just Business !
Very refreshing to read truth.
Love your blog.
Are you in Capri ? Or on the shore ? KMON now, there is a lot going on, tell us what you think....It has been a month...Are you like the French now, you need your 5 weeks holiday ? Cathy Horn has been on a rampage with the collections....Something smells rotten in the kingdom of fashion...Come out and play with us...
I've been on sick leave...sick of the shit that passes as fashion, but I'm on a Greyhound bus inching my way back.I'll be in touch shortly.
Mon Cher Fluff, sorry to hear about your bad health of lately...Grey hound bus inching your way back , good analogy....The passing of a dear one, brings one down in so many ways,and our health is at time the first area where we let ourselves feel it..... Take care of yourself, we will be waiting for you. Forget F@#%^ fashion, we come to your salon for your wit and style.
Not sick, physically. Just not feeling it. A little break and I'm about ready to roll. The bus is somewhere outside the city stuck in traffic. It appears a car is burning on the side of the road with 2 girls standing next to it. One of them is eating a sandwich. She's large and looks mean.They look familiar.....
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