Sunday, February 19, 2012

FASHION & ART'S FINEST MIX! Artist Rachel Feinstein's Spectacular Set Steals the Marc Jacobs Show!

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012
Courtesy Billy Farrell Agency
Sculptor Rachel Feinstein designed the set for Marc Jacobs's Fall/Winter 2012 show

This looks like one of the most amazing artistic-fashion shows for FW2012!  The Marc Jacobs tapped his friend, sculpetor Rachel Feinstein, to design what she told was “a broken castle. Marie Antoinette’s version of ruins,” for his fall/winter 2012 show last night. The breathtakingly immense construction paper scenery, complete with a fountain in the middle of the runway, served as an elegant backdrop for Jacobs’s collection. Subtle blue lighting illuminated the white set, which was rich with texture and depth. Sure, the collection, inspired by eccentric fashion journalists Anna Piaggi and Lynn Yaeger — think pilgrim-style rhinestone-buckle shoes, large furry Dr. Seuss-like hats by Stephen Jones, and lots of holographic embellishments and sparkly trims — was interesting to look at, but the real star of the show was Feinstein’s set.
Click on the slide show to see highlights from Marc Jacobs's fall/winter 2012 collection.