story by Freda Henry and Charles Beckwith
photos by John Pringle
Either Marc Jacobs’ PR machine is on a celeb-free diet, or everyone was over in The Tent at Bryant Park for William Rast. Whether the paparazzi-magnets showed up not, the color and detail sure did, in this skillfully-executed collection.
No revolutions in accessory design this week, but much like what Andy and Debb marched down the catwalk two nights before, Marc seems to be pulling out the 80’s style guide and rewriting it with gusto. At first glance, simple lines, simple silhouettes, but looking closer, my God, it’s made of stars! All the outlines are tremendously complex embroidery and patterning of myriad non-fabric objects. Beyond the demi-Couture outfits was almost a whole other line. Vibrantly colored coats and ponchos were paraded out with hair and makeup that really should have been accompanied by The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams.
Much love, Marc. Bravo!