Marc Jacobs closed New York fashion week. In a way, he needed a hit show. Now without a big Paris job and after a complicated last outing for fall/winter with iffy 70’s clothes he delivered. Jacobs riffed on military inspirations and brought back a detail which made him famous: the big button. All the dresses and coats were embellished with multitudes of buttons. Yes, Phoebe Philo for Celine had a similar idea last season but Jacobs line-up was all his own and stellar. All the models wore the same black wig and marched around a big pink house which Jacobs dropped in the middle of the Park Avenue armory. Or better, it was put there by New York’s best set designer Stefan Beckmann who has been working with Jacobs for years now and has helped him to be the clear number one in New York in the fashion show set department. Only Chanel in Paris is on a similar level. “We decided to make the house pink to juxtapose all the military colors of olive and khakis. We wanted a little “Wizard of Oz” feeling, something whimsical and unexpected.” explained Beckmann. With this show Jacobs is back at the forefront of New York fashion doing what he does best. He is the Tim Burton of the fashion world, creating unparalleled emotion with his clothes and shows.