Critics Adore Jacobs and Rucci, Are Lukewarm on Karan’s Hitchcock Blondes

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From left: Narciso Rodriguez, Chado Ralph Rucci, Donna Karan. Photo: Imaxtree

Marc Jacobs wowed the critics last night with a provocative, polka-dotted collection that British Vogue called a "gloriously wicked opus," while the Mulleavys impressed with their serene high-necked dresses and crafty effects. Many felt Donna Karan's collection came up short, offering too much old-school glamour and not enough options for the modern woman. And while most lauded Narciso Rodriguez's fresh new direction, Vogue countered that the clothes "lacked any visceral punch." Read the latest reviews below.

THE HITS:
Marc Jacobs
• "[A] heroic fashion show… given the sharp-edged brilliance of this fall 2011 collection it should be abundantly clear to everyone what a great innovator Jacobs can be… The collection was a complete success right down to the stunning platform boots." [Fashion Wire Daily]

See the Complete Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2011 Collection