Monday, March 23, 2009
Marc Before the Market Crashed.
The opening of this French documentary is in super high contrast to the current state of fashion affairs. I love the creepy vibe the doc creates, as if the filmmakers somehow knew that all of this pomp (pigeon costumes, Venice balls, chock-full front rows) would soon fall victim to circumstance. This peek into Marc Jacobs's working life is a as much a look at where all the money went as it is at the quirky process of a very gifted designer. His heavily tattooed house model, inspiration boards filled with photos of lingerie donning doggies, and his rolly-chair technique are worth the view. This will be in someone's timecapsule as an excellent example of the extravagance that was. Watch the other parts and wonder what the sequel will look like. Here's Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.