10 September 2008

Marc Jacobs: ‘It’s not a skirt, it’s a skort’

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Dear Saint Jacobs,

This week you've have given us two wondrous shows - and two chances to see what is clearly going to be your A/W wardrobe staple of choice: the skort.

Yes, the skort. While it may sound like a noise we'd make when asked if we're still wearing ra-ra skirts (now there was a tricky trend), this week you've taught us that a skort is actually a cunning item which looks like a skirt at the front, but shorts from the back. On Monday, at the Marc Jacobs' show, you donned a tartan one, and last night (at Marc by Marc) you showed up in a black version. If only you had another show this week, we bet you'd make yourself one in every colour.

While skorts are clearly very functional items (according to Wikipedia, which we, like, always believe, pro-lady golfers first wore them in the '60s. And some character in a PlayStation game called Final Fantasy VII beats up baddies in hers, which we'll have to ask the next passing emo kid to explain), we're not sure it's going to catch on with the manfolk of the world. Though looking at that picture of you, VB and the skort, we bet she's already commissioned you to make one for her David. In LA Galaxy colours. Or maybe a strip for the entire team. Heck, it'll probably be as in vogue for footballers as the sarong was back in '98 by the end of the week. One plea: if Coleen calls up asking for one for Wayne, can you pretend you're out of time?

Thanks Marc. 

- By Suzy Cox, Grazia's Features Editor 


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