Designer Marc Jacobs American

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In her essay, "Notes on Camp" from 1964, Susan Sontag describes the cultural phenomenon of camp in fifty-eight notes. Note 25 reads "Camp is the spirit of extravagance. Camp is a woman walking around in three million feathers."
This three-tiered feather dress in cotton candy colors embodies the camp spirit, which favors "the thing as pure artifice." A humorous take on Broadway costumes and show attire, this dress typifies Marc Jacob's take on the American fashion vernacular.

Ensemble, Marc Jacobs (American, born New York, 1963), (a) silk, ostrich feathers, synthetic fiber; (b) Lurex, lycra; (c, d) plastic (vinyl), leather, American

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