Please bear with me on this one. Marc Jacobs’ FW20 collection was fantastic and I was hoping for more of the same this season. However, the designer skipped NYFW and, instead, released a look book of 10 images — interesting silhouettes — but not what I was hoping for. What I really want is Marc Jacobs from the early aughts. The low-slung, midriff baring looks that are making a splashy comeback were not the only style at that time, there was, also, a pulled-together look of knee-length skirts with blouses. Marc was the king of this look. I was a huge fan of his nod-to-the-’70s sensibility, a welcome breather from slip dresses and strict minimalism. Marc’s early designs for Louis Vuitton epitomized this vibe.
Where am I going with this? I’m looking for a blouse — not a white button down, and no pussy bows, pilgrim collars, peasant, or boho — just a classic silk blouse to tuck into a skirt or pants, please. I’m starting with L’Agence, Saint Laurent, Equipment. The hunt is on.
Image left Marc Jacobs Spring 2000 Image right Louis Vuitton Spring 2004