He is known for doing the unconventional. We’ve seen him wearing skirts and experiment with a pink shift dress. The creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, did it his own way again at the recently concluded MET Gala 2012 in New York.
The 49-year-old designer turned up for the event wearing a transparent black lace Commes des Garcon shirt dress, with his white boxers on full show. Jacobs paired the daring dress with pilgrim-buckle shoes from his autumn/winter 2012 collection.
The designer had earlier grabbed eyeballs in a salmon pink polo dress that he wore for his Louis Vuitton exhibit party held in Paris in March this year, which he had paired with the same pilgrim-buckle shoes.
His quirky and edgy style is getting a big thumbs up from fashion gurus. Fashion designer Rina Dhaka says, "Marc may have pushed the fashion edge to the point of ridicule, but it’s edgy, crazy, and works for him."
Designer Rohit Gandhi too hails Jacob for his choice. "With a body and demeanour like him, he has the liberty to wear something bizzare and get away with it. Fashion has no boundaries, and I guess what he wore was just perfect to add on to the excitement of the event," he says.
So, isn’t it high time Indian men too start getting experimental with their style? This is not to say that Indian men should tromp around wearing dresses and skirts, but shouldn’t they be thinking beyond tuxedos on the red carpet? "Certainly. Indian men are not experimenting enough.
Though there are some men bending the fashion rules, there’s a lot more scope of adding fun and newness in their style," says designer Gaurav Gupta. "Instead of looking like a clone of each other in tuxedos, Indian men could wear bandgalas and Jodhpurs more often, do a bit of Indo-western fusion, and have more fun with colours," he adds.
Gandhi believes things are changing fast for Indian men, and we would see more Indian men having fun with their style. "Look at how fashion stylist Gautam Kalra throws in a bit of funk into his style, or how designer Rohit Bal experiments with his hair. We will certainly see a lot more excitement in men’s fashion in the coming times," he says.
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