Marc Jacobs' Fall '09 Collection Takes It Back To The Eighties, Can Shoulder Pads Singlehandedly Brighten Our Recession Woes?

by KENDRA SEAY · February 17, 2009

[Marc Jacobs backstage. Photos by BILLY FARRELL, JOE SCHILDHORN, CLINT SPAULDING, and DAVID X PRUTTING for PMc]

Marc Jacobs debuted his Fall '09 Collection Monday night at the NY State Armory. And @papermag twittered "MJ showed 60 looks in just 10 minutes and started the show 2 minutes early"...Gasp! That's right, the designer known for being not just fashionably late, but insanely tardy, kicked it off early this year. MJ took the lucky 700 fashionistas with an invite on a swift journey back to the eighties with a bad-ass twist mixing bright neons, high-waisted pleated denim, Grace Jones-esque over sized shades, hoods, and shoulder pads, floral prints, and mile high up-dos to die for.

More photos from this event below...Guests included Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Lorenzo Martone, Simon Doonan, Rachel Zoe, Bryan Boy, Bee Shaffer, Cecelia Dean, Cindi Leive, Carine Roitfeld, Grace Coddington, Suchin Pak, Casey Kenyon, Derek Blasberg, and many more.

Desiree Rogers, Victoria Rogers, Bee Shaffer, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington

Derek Blasberg, Carine Roitfeld, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Fall '09

Peter Hale Cooney III, Lynn Yaeger, Simon Doonan

Lorenzo Martone, Marc Jacobs, Robert Duffy

Dani Stahl, J. Errico, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Fall '09

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