Putting a twisted, Lolita-esque spin on rave fashion, Marc Jacobs thrills with one of this season’s most provocative collections. We single out the pieces guaranteed to turn up the heat.
No, we’re not talking about Herve Leger-style bandage designs (snore – boring). Ever the showman, Jacobs dials up the sexy quotient on retro glam styles simply by cutting them ultra short. Choose from sheer ’70s folk dresses, satin body-con numbers and fully sequinned, ’80s-tinged (mini) cocktail gowns.
Baby doll negligees
Part Victorian (lacy raised necklines and elaborate sleeves), part ’60s nightgown (the floaty tulle finish and kitschy pastels), these come completely sheer. They’re no lightweights in terms of workmanship though: Every piece is hand finished by artisans in a small atelier in France.
On their own, they’re a little humdrum: cotton, classic bikini cut, with fun paisley prints, or plain with a lace trim. Under see-through dresses, they’re rebelliously cheeky.