by Alexander Fury .

New Vintage
Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2007 by Nick Knight

With continuing (or rather continual) rumours circulating as to the as-yet-unnamed of John Galliano's successor at Christian Dior have now alighted on Marc Jacobs of Louis Vuitton, at least according to Women's Wear Daily. As fine a time as any to look back at what I consider to be one of Jacobs' finest moments (albeit not especially Dior): Autumn/Winter 2007, a seventies-meets-thirties collection of strict, severe lines, unadorned elegance and lotsa hats (merci, Mr. Jones) inspired - fancy! - by the idea of 'boring' fashion. Of course, in Marc Jacobs' hands, it ended up being anything but. The collection garnered MJ a nomination for CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year - and hence was included in Nick Knight's specially-commissioned fashion film The Nominees, alongside young guns Proenza Schouler and old master Oscar de la Renta, modelled by Agyness. Watch Ms. Deyn work those wide brims, wider trousers and some major colour-blocking in this true fashion film 'moment' - and see if you can spot Nick Knight's own cameo appearance...