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Just a few snip snappity Instagrams from the 2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala — hop over here for more information about the exhibition, or head over yonder for more photos from the Met Ball.

Céline resort 2012
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Proenza Schouler resort 2012
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Stella McCartney resort 2012
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Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony
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The Row resort 2012
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Givenchy resort 2012
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Jason Wu resort 2012
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Band of Outsiders resort 2012
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Louis Vuitton resort 2012
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Organic by John Patrick resort 2012
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Resort 2012 — A White Collar Affair

I had planned to pen a fully-fledged print piece (or for a magazine’s online component) addressing the inrush of white collars that hit the showrooms this resort 2012, perhaps touching on the historic and socioeconomic ramifications of what such a loaded motif as a “white collar” could possibly connote (or not) of our world at large—and fashion’s relevance therein.

Altuzarra Resort 2012

Altuzarra Resort 2012

Alas, due to silly life things (pressing work obligations and deadlines coupled with schoolwork and exams out of town), I have yet to find a free moment to develop anything semi-intelligeble or worthwhile on this whole resort 2012/white collar notion.  So here are a few hare-brained thoughts, seeing as I have yet to come to any firm conclusions myself on the matter…

Céline Resort 2012

Céline resort 2012

I reckon it would be foolish to assume that this trend bears any pertinency on our economy in the way that we may initially perceive (in the standard sense of the term apropos to White Collar crime, white-collar professionals, etc.).  After all, white collars—when unaccompanied by a suit, that is—bore altogether different implications at one time, as I was reminded upon rereading John Updike’s acclaimed A & P (1961) this past week.

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Resort 2012Chloé Resort 2012

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony resort 2012, Chloé resort 2012

In the midst of quitting his job as New England grocery store clerk, Updike’s teenage narrator Sammy removes his uniform (a white apron and bowtie) ostensibly in angst over his employer’s treatment of young bikini-clad customers.  You probably have already read the classic (it is well-nigh a requisite in most American schools), but in case missed the boat and are curious: The freedom portrayed by the bathing-suited girls alludes him, and he ends up alone in the white shirt that his mother had starched for him.  Poor Sammy.  

[There’s a short film adaptation of A & P here, starring Sean Hayes and Amy Smart in all their circa 1996 glory.]

Peter Jensen Resort 2012Peter Jensen Resort 2012

Peter Jensen resort 2012

Then again, the wealth of white collars this resort season could merely allude to designers’ optimism that by catering toward white-collar customers (in the most traditional, affluent sense), such a clientele would in turn snap up their “white-collar” togs.  [E.g., Stefano Pilati’s resort 2012 Yves Saint-Laurent showing.]  Although I have a sneaking suspicion that Elizabeth Warren and (chic) economists on both sides of the aisle would be quick to debunk ascribing the trend to that rationale.  

Carven F/W 2012

Carven by Guillaume Henry

Carmen de Tommaso (Mme. Carven) was famously a fan of peter pan collars and white cuffs—veritable signatures of early Carven.  The house is flourishing under Guillaume Henry’s helm; who, as it is oft-reported, is doing wonders carrying the Carven torch into the 21st century.  Perhaps the rest of the fashion flock is finally catching onto his sought-after propensity of topping his “French cool girl” collections with a trademark Carven peek-a-boo white collar (sometimes betwixt a bola tie)?

Acne resort 2012

Or plausibly I am reading way too much into this, and white collars’ coinciding, collection-wide presence is merely a testiment to how pretty and crisp and clean they are—evidentiary of their remarkable ability to add a demure and ladylike touch to even the sultriest of ensembles.  

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012

Burberry Prorsum resort 2012

So, white collars are a thing this resort 2012.  And frankly, I don’t know why.

Oh and here’s an illuminating interview with John Updike (1932-2009) on A & P, which is mildly germane to this whole spiel, sort of:

An Interview with John Updike

Dossier Journal | Chadwick Tyler in the Works of a New Oversized Monograph — Julia Frakes

Be sure to hop to Dossier, where I interviewed Chadwick Tyler about his forthcoming art book, projected for publication in fall 2012.

Paper Magazine May 2011 — "Styled Like Me"
I am heartily flattered to be featured amongst the industry legends within Paper's Social Media issue on newsstands now! I truly had a ball on set styling this little last-minute piece (including the four girls at right) alongside such an funloving crew; my sincerest thanks again!


On me: Maison Michel lace ears, Pamela Love turquoise skull necklace, Lulu Frost vintage charm necklace, Timo Weiland rain parka, Shipley & Halmos jumper, Alexander Wang Marion mini flap bag, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony x Fogal floral tights



Natalie: Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Sophie puff sleeve houndstooth dress, Lulu Frost vintage charm necklace, Henrik Vibskov Sokke bomber cardigan, vintage Navajo beaded belt, Acne wedges, Victoria Grant hat, Pamela Love tribal ring
Iris: Deyrolle pour Opening Ceremony cat print tee, Marc Jacobs floral pin (worn as headband) and rust silk overalls, Rag & Bone beige net vest, Pamela Love spiked cuff, vintage Gravati brogues (with American Apparel peach ribbon laces)
Aubrey: Opening Ceremony grey felt cap, Prada embroidered monkey top, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Lissy boxy swing dress (shown as skirt), 3.1 Phillip Lim clogs, Lulu Frost vintage necklace and mesh bracelet, Derek Lam Ume ram messenger bag
Flynn: Opening Ceremony Liberty print straw hat, Jeanette Farrier sari shawl, 3.1 Phillip Lim bow midriff dress (view here), Acne blazer, Hansel from Basel woolen pixie leggings, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz wedges

Paper Magazine May 2011 — "Styled Like Me"

I am heartily flattered to be featured amongst the industry legends within Paper's Social Media issue on newsstands now! I truly had a ball on set styling this little last-minute piece (including the four girls at right) alongside such an funloving crew; my sincerest thanks again!

On me: Maison Michel lace ears, Pamela Love turquoise skull necklace, Lulu Frost vintage charm necklace, Timo Weiland rain parka, Shipley & Halmos jumper, Alexander Wang Marion mini flap bag, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony x Fogal floral tights

Natalie: Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Sophie puff sleeve houndstooth dress, Lulu Frost vintage charm necklace, Henrik Vibskov Sokke bomber cardigan, vintage Navajo beaded belt, Acne wedges, Victoria Grant hat, Pamela Love tribal ring

Iris: Deyrolle pour Opening Ceremony cat print tee, Marc Jacobs floral pin (worn as headband) and rust silk overalls, Rag & Bone beige net vest, Pamela Love spiked cuff, vintage Gravati brogues (with American Apparel peach ribbon laces)

Aubrey: Opening Ceremony grey felt cap, Prada embroidered monkey top, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Lissy boxy swing dress (shown as skirt), 3.1 Phillip Lim clogs, Lulu Frost vintage necklace and mesh bracelet, Derek Lam Ume ram messenger bag

Flynn: Opening Ceremony Liberty print straw hat, Jeanette Farrier sari shawl, 3.1 Phillip Lim bow midriff dress (view here), Acne blazer, Hansel from Basel woolen pixie leggings, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz wedges

Teen Vogue March 2011| JULIA FRAKES' FAVORITE MARC MOMENTS: Celebrate a decade of Marc by Marc Jacobs with the greatest hits from the past ten years

 

Here is an excerpt from my Teen Vogue March 2011 interview with Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle (who wore many hats and also photographed Bryanboy and me at the Marc Jacobs headquarters—and [as seen above, in archival MMJ wares] just across the street at Lafayette Smoke Shop):

 [s/s 2002]

Jane Keltner de ValleDo you remember the first Marc by Marc Jacobs piece you ever bought?

Julia FrakesI do! It was a proper pink ruffled teatime skirt from spring 2002 that, if I’m not mistaken, was first sported on the catwalk by Natalia Vodianova paired with a very Annie Hall corduroy vest. That ensemble’s dichotomy really struck me and spurred a whole “ladylike tomboy” wardrobe phase in middle school—highlighted by plenty of MMJ, of course.

 [f/w 2005]

JKdVWhat’s your favorite Marc by Marc Jacobs moment from the past decade? 

JFMy most prized MMJ closet staples stem from some of my favorite runway moments like the ginormous floor-grazing “super scarves" of fall 2002, the "Dustbowl chic" ditsy florals of spring 2009, the 80s Americana buffalo plaids and patchwork dresses of fall 2005, the dusty palate and 1920s side-swept hair of spring 2007, and the rather bookish fall 2007 collection ripe for an after-school ice skating romp on a frozen pond in England’s Lake District (especially befitting considering that the fall/winter 2007 MMJ show was staged in London).

 [s/s 2009]

JKdVHow would you describe the Marc by Marc Jacobs girl? Do you think she’s changed over the years?

JFThere is an eccentric youthful optimism at the heart of each season that—from day one of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection—has reminded me of one of my favorite childhood stories, the Swiss national treasure Heidi by Johanna Spyri (and the 1937 film based on the novel starring Shirley Temple as the namesake character). That spry spirit and exuberant attitude may have progressively become more polished over the past decade, but its balance between sweetness and sophistication is constantly evolving in accord with the inclination of the mainstream culture at large (thereby boosting its wide-ranging accessibility with its iconic, instantly-recognizable and sought-after MMJ lifestyle goods).

 [s/s 2007]

JFAt the time of its dissemination, I distinctly recall reckoning how the casting of muse Iekeliene Stange in Juergen Teller's quirky Spring 2007 MMJ campaign was the quintessential embodiment of the madcap panache of the brand's targeted MMJ girl.

 [s/s 2007]

JKdVWhat do you most love about Marc by Marc Jacobs?

JFKCD casting director Michelle Lee's cheerful, fresh-faced casting is perpetually spot-on and in turn plays up some of my favorite facets of each collection—namely Marc by Marc Jacobs’ signature penchant for layering, an easygoing thrift-shop ethos and a lively mix-and-matchable sensibility—that anchor the line’s approachability and offers an attainable gateway into the brilliant world of Marc Jacobs.

Also, the highly-marketable Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories devised by Katie Hillier bridge the gap between all ages; they somehow lend themselves to being just as suited on a zany teen as they are on a lighthearted grown-up.

The full feature can be found at Teen Vogue… and be sure to check out Jane’s behind-the-scenes diary!

Teen Vogue | photo shoot diaries: Bryanboy and Julia Frakes celebrate ten years of Marc by Marc Jacobs — by Jane Keltner de Valle

Go behind-the-scenes with Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle during our photoshoot at the Marc Jacobs International headquarters in Soho for the March 2011 issue of Teen Vogue [slideshow]