“Hmmmm,” was the collective reaction to Marc Jacobs‘ Comme des Garcons lace shirt dress over white boxers with black socks and pilgrim shoes on Monday night (May 7th). The designer wore something equally “WTF” at the Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs: The Exhibition March 7th in Paris, France, but Vogue UK got to the bottom of his choice for the 2012 MET Costume Institute Ball.
“It’s just a lace dress” Jacobs said on the red carpet. “I just didn’t wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring.”
The Spring/Summer 2012 piece also paid homage to the night’s honorees. ”I think Miuccia Prada is such a celebration of the unconventional and so it felt like, appropriate, somehow. They are two women [Schiaparelli and Prada] who I have always loved the work of; I mean Schiaparelli is one of my all-time heroes and Miuccia Prada continues to be a hero of mine. I am looking forward to seeing the exhibition.”