The great thing about showing a collection about layers upon layers is that retailers have about a zillion pieces to sell. Marc Jacobs, in his camptastic way, suggested that one could do no wrong in the pairing department. Buy it all! Wear it all... together!
Unlike Ann Demeulemeester, the other designer who most successfully pushed the layers look this season, Marc Jacobs's clothes looked roomy and inviting: more about wrapping up in warm practicality than looking ready for combat.
Of course, showing every single piece made for a small gallery of Frump-O-Ville:
(click the image for a bigger, frumpier picture)
The problem with this kind of look is that it isn't really for the unsavvy dresser (I'm talking to you, Rachel Zoe!) Take this bedazzled oversized T-Shirt: it looks bizarre as a stand-alone (it's a fucking shirt), especially as an evening piece-- yet it looks fantastic as a kick-ass anyday afternoon/running through the leaves look (though still the focus).
Little gripes aside, I love this line. Along with Miu Miu, it was the best of the rich young woman collections. What makes it so fantastic is the occasional gold or animal print thrown in to distract from dreary weather.
Marc Jacobs is kind of the do-no-wrong goldenboy right now. He has every model, the best front row, some of the best reviews. If he would just get a fucking haircut, he would be the perfect man.