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Our trusty, intrepid Racked National reporter, Frank Gargione is coming at you, liveblogging from inside the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall-winter 2010 show at The Armory. From the interminable wait in line to the non-stop model-stomping on the runway to the post-show euphoria and crush to get out (alive), here's his minute-by-minute report.
Who/What: Marc Jacobs—king of the Downtown fashion set—presenting his lower-priced, always fun, often quirky Marc by Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2010 collection. This go around his looks were slightly more subdued drawing from tailored menswear and military uniforms in a sea of olives, grays, muted orange-reds and purples for day and ballsy tartans, blacks, metallic and fur for evening. Waists were belted, pockets were huge, backpacks are back, and the boys stuff was almost staid in comparison to previous efforts.
Where/When: The Armory, 4 p.m. February 16, 2010
3:54 p.m.: Inside. Not a mob scene. There are risers this year.
3:46 p.m.: Might've just seen Rebecca Romijn.
4:01 p.m.: Filling up. Weather sucks outside, but it's super-warm in here.
4:02 p.m.:Ran into a friend from WWD who's doing a story on bloggers sitting front-row.
4:02 p.m.: Joe Zee and Olivia Palermo together again
4:03 p.m.: Some British actress, not Rebecca (it was actress/photographer Amanda de Cadenet—wife of Nick Valensi of the Strokes, ex-wife of John Taylor of Duran Duran). Editor of Nylon here too.
4:04 p.m.: So weird to see armory people in army gear.
4:06 p.m.: Just photographed Grace Coddington and Hamish Bowles. She was not thrilled.
4:07 p.m.: Lots of people wearing Marc—lots of the coral-orange striped stuff from spring.
4:10 p.m.: Elle's Anne Slowey is here. So is Teen Vogue.
4:12 p.m.: Seats are almost full.
4:13 p.m.: Olivier Zahm is getting interviewed.
4:14 p.m.: About to start.
4:15 p.m.: First look: Weird grey patchwork on crepe.
4:15 p.m.: Trenches. Huge belts. Huge pockets.
4:16 p.m.: Baja sweaters, red with purple.
4:17 p.m.: Army influences, backpacks, fur hats.
4:18 p.m.: Plaids are here, punk zipper-front dress.
4:19 p.m.: Elbow patches. Jumpsuits. Long-johns.
4:20 p.m.: More subdued than September.
4:20 p.m.: Girls in flats, oxfords, and boots.
4:20 p.m.: Menswear for women.
4:21 p.m.: White crochet lace dress.
4:22 p.m.: Some shine, gold, fur for evening.
4:23 p.m.: Menswear way toned down. Pocket squares.
4:26 p.m.: Some empty seats in prime locations. Weather?
4:26 pm.: Just ended. Hi Marc. No blogger sightings this time. Too good for Marc by Marc now? Only going to collection?
4:34 pm.: Terry Richardson is outside!
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