Keith, Mick, Sebastian, Robert and Marc. They all figured in another spirited Marc Jacobs men’s collection, whose verve came through even on racks in the sleepy Milan showroom of Staff International.
The leopard and checkerboard prints — worn with inimitable flair by a young Keith Richards on the mood board — came sun-bleached or dyed Pepto-Bismol pink for groovy shirts, sweaters and spangled jackets. Bandmate Mick Jagger, whose shoulders have shimmied many a spangled blouson, was pictured, too. Jacobs’ jackets came shrunken with contrast piping, shown over ballooning pants.
The final three protagonists were behind the three principal suit shapes — a sleek two-button for Marc Jacobs chief executive officer Sebastian Suhl — while the designer’s namesake version oozed the Seventies with its meaty, peaked lapels and flaring pants. The one named after Jacobs’ longtime business partner Robert Duffy, who last year stepped down from day-to-day operations, was a more relaxed model with drawstring pants.
The men’s effort also reflected themes in Jacobs’ feisty resort collection — an ode to the Eighties — with the same pièce de résistance: An oversize cashmere sweater with a sparkly MTV logo.