Fashion icon Marc Jacobs is a cornerstone of contemporary American design, known for his rebellious designs as much as his reverential references to styles of the past. Born in New York, the wunderkind Jacobs was the youngest designer ever to be granted CFDA’s Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. Jacobs’ ability to upend trend by designing at the forefront of couture culture has made him a celebrity in his own right, and the ever-experimental Jacobs has also earned the adoration of the avant-garde through his unexpected collaborations with painters such as Takashi Murakami.
Get carried away with this latest crop of handbags from New York’s fashion darling. Must-haves in this sale feature funky argyle patterns pieced with python, leather and all-over quilting. The requisite witty details play out in these flower-shaped tassels and chunky chain-link straps and the style comes in lots of sizes, from satchels to shoulder bags. Wristlets studded with Swarovski crystals are another sly textural innovation on offer.
The Marc Jacobs Handbag sale begins on Gilt Groupe Mon., 6/21/10 @ 11 am CT