Sunday, 3 June 2012

Marc Jacobs and the famous Perry Ellis collection.

I have very mixed feelings about Jacobs' infamous collection. On one hand, it's gorgeous and, on the other, it stands for so much of what is wrong with the world. That people would pay thousands (though few actually did and the collection that made Jacobs a household name was a complete commercial dud) for silk versions of a trend sported by poor teenagers, wrapping themselves up in practical flannels, is crazy. However, it's hard to look at the striking images of the collection and not feel a draw to it. Furthemore, did Vivienne Westwood not do, and continue to do, the same thing with punk? The only way that I can justify the whole thing is to declare it the high fashion version and, therefore, relegate it somewhat to the realm of art. These are the clothes of fantasy rather than every day.

Qualms and quandaries aside, I found it difficult to get images of the clothes to perv on, so enjoy what I managed to scrounge gathered together here for your viewing pleasure! 

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