Spotted: Marc Jacobs in a LACE DRESS!!!

Zina Tasreen , 09 May 2012
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Right. He’s gone and done it again! Thrown on a dress, grabbed his man clutch and tootled off in his pilgrim-buckle shoes ‒ to a big event. To wit, a sheer, black “lace dress” over white boxers was his garb of choice to the Costume Institute Gala, i.e. the Met Ball, last night. And the reason being…?

Met Ball 2012: Marc Jacobs with Milla Jovovich
Met Ball 2012: Marc Jacobs with on-off flame Lorenzo Martone

He wanted to pay tribute to the subjects of Costume Institute’s next exhibit ‒ Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations ‒ which was to open the following day. “I just didn’t wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring,” said Marc Jacobs to Elettra Wiedemann, the red carpet compere for the evening. “I think Miuccia Prada is such a celebration of the unconventional and so it felt like, appropriate, somehow.”

Spot the dresses: Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring/Summer 2012

But, you know what? That lace tunic/dress/overcoat/whatever was actually intended for men! Yep, it’s from Comme des Garçons Homme Plus’s Spring/Summer 2012 line, like that pink T-shirt dress of his. Rei Kawakubo layered those two pieces at the runway and, to be honest, I found them quite spunky; they somehow worked. But on Marc, i.e. when worn on their own, they just look… pure odd, and attention-hogging, I’m afraid.

Laced up Marc…

SO, what do you guys think: fabulously wacky or errr…?

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