The Seventies are a sartorial moment in time that Marc Jacobs loved and loves to relive. So it should have come as no surprise that he chose to mine the decade again, except that this time he explored the polished side of the retro genre with simple, covered-up dresses and tailored separates that highlighted the responsible side of the youthful Marc by Marc girl. She’s grown-up and gotten a job, perhaps even one that requires a suit, such as the cute navy pinstripe cropped style worn by Catherine McNeil. It would not be the Seventies without the signature ruddy color palette — shown here in shades of orange, red and blue as well as some graphic, colorfully clashing prints — and at least a little glam. The short satin numbers toward the finale hinted at a party, but not as much as the models’ wild curly manes and glossy red lips, both worn with every look to infuse the collection with disco spirit.
Jacobs’ men, meanwhile, looked as if they’d taken a trip down the aisles of a Seventies-era Goodwill store for his marriage of patterned shirts, turtlenecks and wide-legged trousers. Suits in silk blends had a somewhat lurid satiny sheen, accented by the models’ finger jewelry. There was an element of Jacobs grunge in a plaid car coat and rumpled sweater, countered by some shots of fancy, like a vivid red overcoat and crocodile embossed belts.