Why attend a ballet, a theatre performance, and an opera when you could have got all that and more at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 show! The great American designer’s homage to the theatre was less flight of fancy and more Martha Graham scrambling out of a show, still in hair, makeup, and costume with a military jacket or bra thrown on overtop. Marc’s inspiration from the theatre came from a parallel he drew between performing and fashion “I think fashion is a combination of reality and theatre. What you present at a fashion show, I think there should be some theatrical qualities with various escapements” Marc delivered escapism, the escape into a world of the backstage and the offstage; the places where dreams meet realities. With all this in Marc’s head, he delivered mostly surrealistic pieces, which perfectly framed the more wearable clothing in the collection. The underwear as outerwear trend raged on, while two of its main advocates, Madonna and Lady Gaga sat in on the show. The collection also had a very Orientalist approach to it, from the china doll makeup to the handkerchief dresses, pearls and ruffles. Marc finished off the looks with what he does best, reinterpreted American sportswear. This season we saw military jackets, raincoats and fanny packs tossed into the mix. The collection will be loved by Marc fans everywhere; just don’t try to force Lady Gaga into one of the full length skirts. (She’s allergic to pants, you know.) Check out some of my favourite looks from the collection after the jump!