Marc Jacobs’ show at New York fashion week is always one of the most anticipated and directional when it comes to determining what’s going to be hot next season. Based on his spring 2013 presentation, there won’t be any shortage of stripes come spring -- vertical, horizontal, wide and narrow in mostly neutral shades.
Jacobs used stripes on suit jackets, blouses, skirts, daytime bags, clutches, evening dresses and the t-shirt that model Ruby Jean Wilson wore down the runway with only black underwear and pointy-toe low-heeled (so long, platforms!) pumps to kick off the show. Wilson was the spitting image of Andy Warhol’s muse and "It" girl Edie Sedgwick with bleach blonde locks and smudgy kohl-rimmed eyes. Jacobs’ nod to Mod still felt less retro and more modern because of the unfussy shapes and complete absence of embellishment. He did work in a few leopard and checkered prints, as well.
In addition to trend spotting, people watching is always part of the fun at Jacobs’ show at NYC's Lexington Armory -- Rose Byrne, Rachel Zoe, Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Ricky Martin, Alexa Chung, Brad Goreski and E! Fashion Police’s Kelly Osbourne were seated on the front row. Steinfeld, who attended with her mom, Cheri, and Teen Vogue editor Andrew Bevan, looked adorable in a colorful multi-print Marc Jacobs dress with an emerald clutch and matching nail polish.
Jacobs ended the show with a series of psychedelic black-and-white gowns in stripes and checks with swingy car wash hemlines. Whether or not those translate well onto the red carpet remains to be seen -- Kelly, can you ask Joan Rivers to tell us what she thinks?