There's no denying that the Marc Jacobs show is the highlight of New York Fashion Week; it's the show that always, without fail, has the most buzz surrounding it, and the Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 show was perhaps more talked about than any of the label's previous collections. This, of course, is due to the fact that Marc Jacobs is rumored to be leaving Louis Vuitton for Dior, and therefore anything he does lately is treasured and appreciated more than ever before.
The Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection itself was interesting, to say the least. With the Philip Glass opera playing "Einstein on the Beach" and models walking down the runway in shiny, transparent cowboy boots paired with metallics, plaid, and gingham, the collection was a little influenced by the '40s, a little bit by the '60s and a whole lot by the '90s.
Before the show, Jacobs told Style.com, "I didn't want it to feel real." Mission accomplished.