Only one more day to go and the critics persevere: They're divided over Marc by Marc Jacobs, praise Badgley Mischka's drama without the bling, and find Derek Lam's collection safe but underwhelming.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs showed a "mad mix" of hiking boots, woolly knits, floppy hats, and plaids that divided critics. Despite being reminiscent of "Annie Hall threads," WWD felt that this was one of the secondary label's more "grown-up and pulled-together outings." British Vogue declared "this outing was far sweeter in feeling than Monday night's show," and Eric Wilson of the Times called it "one of his liveliest shows in a while." A few critics disagreed, notably Suzy Menkes of the IHT, who said Jacobs's second showing "looked like more of the same — but with all the passion spent." Not that it wasn't fun, tempered Style.com, but "his models looked more like junior mountaineers than they did club-hoppers."
Watch a slideshow of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection.
Watch a video of the collection. Badgley Mischka Derek Lam Watch a video of the collection.
Badgley Mischka presented a dramatic lineup of elegant tulle and satin gowns. Style.com deemed it an overall solid collection, infused with "a healthy dose of straight-up glamour." British Vogue agreed that "it was a glamorous, Thirties moment, with, dare we say, a little rock 'n' roll edge." Fashion Wire Daily praised the sparing use of embellishments or "bling," and WWD called it a "beautifully restrained" showing. Samantha Critchell of the AP noted that the preponderance of black made the vibe "more somber than red-carpet ready," but added that the use of gold velvet gave the show a "characteristically luxe feeling."
The critics were mostly underwhelmed by Derek Lam's pretty but safe showing. Style.com said he went the "give-the-ladies-what-they-want route," concluding, "you walked away wanting something more." Suzy Menkes of the IHT asserted that "polite clothes may not be enough to stir up fashion," and British Vogue called it a "hushed" display. WWD disagreed, declaring it "one of Lam's strongest and most focused collections to date." Curve-hugging jersey georgette dresses were standouts, which British Vogue said "made us want to stalk around Manhattan ... with an eye toward seduction."
Watch a video of the collection.
Watch a video of the collection.
Most Viewed Stories
Here’s the Official List of Speakers for the Women’s March on Washington
This Conspiracy Theory Will Change How You Feel About the Bachelor Villain
The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for the Women’s March
15 Protest Sign Ideas for the Women’s March on Washington
Your Guide to Peeing During the Women’s March on Washington
Bernie Sanders Reviews the Balenciaga Men’s Collection
Inauguration Committee Chairman Says Kanye West Wasn’t Invited to Perform Because It’s a ‘Typically and Traditionally American’ Event
Sexual Assault in the Amazon
The Sheer Perfection of Donald Trump’s Golden Shower
Feeling Anxious on Inauguration Day? These Art Museums Are Offering Refuge
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.