Marc Jacobs Front Row. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ’11

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February 16, 2011 • Celebrity Style, New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo

There are a few things every fashionista knows about a Marc Jacobs runway show at New York Fashion Week. It will almost always be out of the box, there will almost always be a mind-blowing concept that stands apart from all other standard runway shows, and there will always be tons of celebrities on hand to see it.

So when last season's collection didn't show any of these things, we weren't surprised when not too many celebs showed up either. Had Jacobs passed his prime? Had he lost his luster? If this season's Fall 2011 runway (and the amount of A-list celebs in attendance) has anything to say about it, he most certainly has not!

Marc's line was much more tailored, sharp, slightly glittery and even a bit menswear inspired. The celebs that showed up surprised me for the most part, because when one compares the celebs to the style of clothing MJ offered, I see maybe only one or two of them actually incorporating his pieces into their wardrobe. That's the beauty of a Marc Jacobs show—he has star supporters wherever he goes, especially for this one.

Marc Jacobs, Fergie, Josh Duhamel

What's cuter and sexier then Fergie's printed MJ jumper and knee-length leather boots? The fact that she was holding onto supporting husband Josh Duhamel's hand throughout the show. It was definitely an "Aw" moment.

Liya Kebede, Karen Elson

Polka dots were definitely a big trend throughout the Marc Jacobs collection,which not only included cap sleeve pencil skirt dresses with dots, but also tights emblazoned with circles. Regardless, most of the celebs wore rich colors of red, pink, and brown.  Liya Kebede, however, made a statement in her purple coat.  Even with that delicious velvet jacket and a revealing print halter top, singer Karen Elson doesn't come close.

Leighton Meester

As I've mentioned in a previous post, I'm not in love with Leighton Meester's "real" style. On Gossip Girl, she plays a fashion-savvy Upper East Sider who swaps urban looks for Marchesa and lace. I would have loved to see her pull off those looks in real time. Alas, Leighton likes to play up the boho chic with her most recent looks. Well, Marc Jacobs may just be the way to do it. I'm not a huge fan of this dress, but it is Marc Jacobs at his best with a theme that will be remembered.

Vanessa Hudgens

Who knew the High School Musical star would be a fixture at New York Fashion Week, even showing up to Marc Jacobs? I'm not a fan of Vanessa's too-short tube top dress or her gladiator sandals, but that richly brown blazer is divine. I'm hoping it's Marc Jacobs.

Sofia Coppola

The Marc Jacobs muse (or is it Karl Lagerfeld that goes ga-ga over her) always knows what looks good on her figure, but never goes for ultra statement-making ensembles because the focus is on her work, not her. That fine red polka dot mesh shirt certainly makes enough brou without too much ha-ha.

Anna Wintour

Richly adorned, as usual, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour keeps up with the color scheme of the evening, which focused on fall's reds, browns, and purples.


Not sure what kind of statement blogger Bryanboy was making with his oversized furry raccoon hat, but he certainly made it, a la David Crockett! Kudos to Bryanboy for always being over-the-top and not giving a damn about it!

Whoopi Goldberg

Martha Stewart

Didn't know that Whoopi Goldberg and Martha Stewart were Marc Jacobs fans, and your guess is as best as mine on how either one of them could wear ANYTHING in his newest collection. But no matter, they were there. They came, they saw, they conquered.

—Simona Kogan

Photos: Wireimage

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