*PICS* Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2007 Ready-To-Wear - London

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    (source: AFP)
    London 'Marcs' end of fashion week with Jacobs show

    The final day of London Fashion Week is also likely to be its climax for many style aficionados, with a high-profile show by the current king of the catwalks, Marc Jacobs.

    Jacobs, famed for his vintage styling, pretty prom dresses and military jackets, will reportedly be cheered on at his London debut Friday by celebrity guests including film director Sofia Coppola and actress Winona Ryder.

    His appearance is a major coup for London, which, though usually seen as less prestigious than New York, Paris and Milan in the fashion stakes, also managed to attract Italian designer Giorgio Armani for a show last September.

    Before the show, 43-year-old Jacobs, who is also artistic director for luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton, will be opening a new Marc Jacobs store in the well-to-do Mayfair district of central London.

    And for the celebrations afterwards, he has reportedly taken over a whole floor of the five-star Connaught Hotel, where suites cost up to 2,000 pounds (2,970 euros, 3,897 dollars) per night.

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    Designer Marc Jacobs prepares backstage for a fashion show in New York City, 5 February. The final day of London Fashion Week is also likely to be its climax for many style aficionados, with a high-profile show by the current king of the catwalks, Jacobs.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Bryan Bedder)

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  2. I love when you post these articles! Thanks Bag.lover! :smile:
     
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    (source: vogue.co.uk)
    LONDON FASHION WEEK

    FANS and fashionistas are already lining up outside Marc Jacobs' new shop on Mayfair's Mount Street, and even taking photos of the sign, over two hours before his show. London Fashion Week reaches its crescendo tonight with the designer's long-awaited arrival - which includes a show at Claridges of his diffusion range Marc by Marc Jacobs, a store-launch and an after-party at the Connaught hotel next door. The runway rumour-mill is churning overtime as to who will fill his front-row: Jacobs' friend and muse Sofia Coppola is said to be jetting in, as is Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst. Thousands of red, yellow and pink flowers have been placed in the new shop window to create a stunning springtime display, but Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy said the out-of-season blooms weren't easy to come by. "We must have bought up every flower in London," he said, "but in some cases, we needed to fake it. Hydrangeas don't bloom in spring and there wasn't one lilac to be found in this entire town." The 2,700-square-foot space, the designer's second European store, will be kitted out with bespoke furniture by Christian Liagre. All the Jacobs collections will be on sale, including a range of limited edition Union Jack-printed surfboards, motorbike helmets and towels, and black-cab-themed T-shirts,designed especially for the opening. Tomorrow marks the first time Marc by Marc has ever been shown outside of New York. The fashion crowd are barely waning now, despite Gareth Pugh adding two hours to the schedule last night so that the Giles show, scheduled to begin at 7pm, didn't happen until gone 9pm - hardly leaving us time to put in an appearance at the PPQ and Patricia Field parties. With the Central Saint Martins graduate show coming up this morning, followed by Asprey's first and Fashion Fringe winner Gavin Douglas this afternoon, our style appetites are still in full swing - which is lucky since Milan Fashion Week starts this weekend. (February 16 2007, AM)

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    Marc Jacobs at his autumn/winter 2007-8 show in New York
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    A model wears an outfit designed by Marc for Marc Jacobs during his show at London Fashion Week in London late Friday Feb. 16, 2007. The designers are showing their Autumn/Winter 2007/08 collections. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
     
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    A model wears an outfit designed by Marc by Marc Jacobs during his show at London Fashion Week in London late Friday Feb. 16, 2007. The designers are showing their Autumn/Winter 2007/08 collections. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
     
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    A model wears an outfit designed by Marc by Marc Jacobs during his show at London Fashion Week in London late Friday Feb. 16, 2007. The designers are showing their Autumn/Winter 2007/08 collections. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
     
  7. i love marc i love marc OMG fricken god i love this man! he can do no wrong!!
     
  8. His clothes are just as amazing as his handbags! He looks so good in these pictures!!

    Thanks for posting bag.lover! Great article!!
     
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    A model presents a creation for Mark Jacobs' 2007 Autumn/Winter collection during London Fashion Week February 16, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)
     
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    A model presents a creation for Mark Jacobs' 2007 Autumn/Winter collection during London Fashion Week February 16, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)
     
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    (source: reuters)
    Hollywood stars close London shows with Marc Jacobs

    By Rachel Sanderson and Amie Ferris-Rotman
    Fri Feb 16, 8:57 PM ET

    Hollywood glamour brought the curtain down on London Fashion Week on Friday as Sofia Coppola and Selma Blair jetted in to town for a one-off show by designer-to-starlets Marc Jacobs.

    In an exclusive London turn to mark the opening of his first British store, U.S. fashion star Jacobs filled his catwalk in Claridge's hotel with wearable smocks, overcoats, breeches and berets.

    The clothes, from his younger "Marc" line, met with whoops and applause and recalled a rose-tinted movie vision of Russian peasantry with a polished American twist.

    "Marc gave a name and feeling to American design especially for adolescents and young women. He finally gave us something to wear," a newly blonde Blair, star of "Hellboy" and "Legally Blonde," told Reuters Television.

    According to Jacobs, routinely described by the fashion press as the most influential U.S. designer today, fashion fans next autumn and winter will be wearing muted greys, blacks and brown with pops of blues, purples and greens.

    Cozy cashmere also defined the daywear while sequins starred for night time -- a theme carried through the London shows and in New York last week.

    Not content with his catwalk show proving the hottest ticket in town, Jacobs' after-party saw Blair and "Lost in Translation" director Coppola joined by "Fight Club" star Edward Norton, supermodel Naomi Campbell and designer Vivienne Westwood.

    However, Jacobs one-off transatlantic shift was not without controversy.

    Since Italian designer Giorgio Armani staged a fashion and music extravaganza in London last year that made the homegrown shows pale by comparison, some critics have argued international designers only show up how scruffy and lightweight London is against glamorous fashion cities Paris, Milan and New York.

    While Jacobs dazzled at Claridge's, London's other shows during the five day catwalk fest ran the gamut from a pitched tent outside the Natural History Museum to a grimy East End pub and a transvestite strip club.

    Brushing criticism aside, British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman said talks were underway for another -- still secret -- international fashion star to show in London in the autumn.

    "The idea that only home grown designers show in each city is really an old fashioned notion," Shulman said in an interview.

    "Having international designers here does nothing but good."
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    (source: style.com)
    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear Collection
    Runway Review

    LONDON, February 16, 2007 – Marc Jacobs commandeered Claridge's, flew in a planeload of pretty friends, and changed the air in London the minute his gang started tripping into the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. Was it a glorious social spectacle? Of course. For London to get a look at Sofia Coppola, Zoe Cassavetes, Selma Blair, Rufus Wainwright, Lisa Marie, and Lucie de la Falaise in the flesh was a rare treat indeed. This sort of thing does not happen in the raw basements of London fashion week.

    But was it a life-changing show? Of course not. "Oh, I always think it's silly to talk about themes and inspirations," said Jacobs with engaging frankness. "The collection's just always about this youthful, angelic, idyllic army. It's comprised of a lot of things—big plaids, layered wooliness, gangly stockings—but really, it's all about how people will break it down and wear it in their own way."

    In other words, it was supercute and stuffed with lovely accessories from the tip of a furry bonnet to the toe of the stack-heeled "skating boots." Skating was (loosely) the theme that ran through the cozy pileup of blanket-check coats, flimsy dresses pulled over stripy sweaters, knitted salopettes, and wide gray tweed pants. For something so layered, though, it never seemed heavy, perhaps because of the short proportions and the minute, swingy pleated skirts that flipped under Empire coats. As only in a Marc by Marc Jacobs show, all this managed to look both girlishly spontaneous and thought out down to the last little detail—the details being thick gray rib tights; scarves with deep pockets in each end; platform hiking boots; a great selection of berets, beanies, pom-pom fur riding hats; and a covetable squished, peaked trapper's hat.

    And why was all this getting shown in London? As a one-off in celebration of the Marc Jacobs store that opened this week on Mount Street in the heart of Mayfair. It finished off London fashion week with a bang—and a bash. At the after-party at the Connaught, weary show-goers gratefully got to eat, drink, and be merry for the first time in days.

    – Sarah Mower
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