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Marc Jacobs' Spring Summer 2013 Show: Walk The Line

Marc Jacobs' Spring collection, which showed in New York Monday night, featured stripes, stripes, and more stripes.

09.12.12 8:45 AM ET

In the crowd after Marc Jacobs' show on Monday night, one fashion editor turned to another and said: "Wow. So many changes." And it was true. 

If last season was about the over-sized coats and eccentric layering, Marc Jacobs' Spring collection was about the thin straight line. There were low-slung skirts, exposed midriffs and jutting hips, column dresses, and every kind of stripe you could imagine. 

There were vertical stripes and horizontal stripes; thin stripes and thick stripes. There were black stripes, red, tan, and navy. It was enough to feel, as one model came down the runway after another, a state of hypnosis coming on. 

The show opened with a model in a striped t-shirt over a pair of black hotpants. Then came light sundresses with scalloped edges, a sea of skirt suits with shrunken blazers, and finally striped and beaded eveningwear. 

The accessories were particularly stand-out, with shrunken striped purses, and striped kitten heels, each coordinated perfectly with each other -- so the bag matched the dress, which matched the shoes. 

As Jacobs told his friend John Currin in an interview earlier this month, Jacobs hinted that he was taking his collection a sexier way for Spring. "After last season, when everything was wrapped and layered, I'm thinking, how am I going to make this sexier?"

Well, he answered it on Monday night: "There's nothing sexier than a girl covered up," he told Cathy Horyn. And she agreed: "For the first time in a while," she noted, "A designer has successfully pushed the sex button in a compelling way."

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  A model walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Lexington Avenue Armory on September 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  A model walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Lexington Avenue Armory on September 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  A model walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Lexington Avenue Armory on September 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Models walk the runway at the Marc Jacobs spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Lexington Avenue Armory on September 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

(Joe Kohen/ Getty Images)