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Things We Do Every Weekend: Walk the Marc Jacobs Runway Show

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What did we do this weekend? Oh, ho hum, just you know the usual—walked in the Marc Jacobs spring-summer 2011 show, that's all.

Just kidding.

What we did do is check out the MOVE! MoMA PS1 two-day exhibition—a fashion and fine art mash-up co-curated by David Colman and Visionaire's Cecilia Dean—where one of the installations, called "Looks" by Rob Pruitt and Marc Jacobs, allowed visitors to walk a blue-screen runway and be superimposed on the catwalk of the spring 2011 show.

Other designers and artists participating included Cynthia Rowley, whose denim dresses and tops were doused in paint by Olaf Breuning—the results (check them out in the gallery above) are quite nice, actually. Terence Koh and Calvin Klein menswear creative director Italo Zucchelli's silver-guys walked back and forth in a foggy room—as if they were about to duel. Rodarte and Brody Condon's interpretive dancers wore giant jumpsuits, held golden rods, and got up-close-and-personal with the audience. And Proenza Schouler and Dan Colen filmed people picking the brand's clothing out of New York City trashcans all week.

One of our favorite installations was Alexander Wang's—a project orchestrated by Rashaad Newsome and featuring a full cast of women and men throwing shade. A partial video of the performance is below. (We only started filming halfway through because we realized that if we didn't videotape it, no one would believe us that it actually happened.)

· MoMA PS1 [Official Site]