15 Times Marc Jacobs Referenced Himself For Spring 2018

There are very few designers who can be self-referential and get away with it — Miuccia Prada chief among them. But on Wednesday at exactly 6:00 pm, Marc Jacobs joined the ranks.

Shown at his usual location, the Park Avenue Armory, Jacobs' spring 2018 collection — which marked his 25th year in fashion — was one that looked to his own history for inspiration. "This collection is the reimagining of seasons past somewhere beyond the urban landscape of New York City," he explained in the show notes. But it wasn't just the little details that we've come to call his trademarks — like his penchant for playing with proportion, and his love of a hat (courtesy of Stephen Jones) — that were present. It was his specific uses of fabric, color, and cuts: Models walked out in bright, oversized clothing that ran the gamut from the sporty to the casual to the extremely glamorous. And some pieces looked pretty familiar.

Is there such a thing as a fashion "Easter egg?" Well, it seems like Jacobs' latest collection was full of them. Ahead, we've broken down some of our favorite looks from spring 2018, and put them next to the vintage MJ looks we think inspired them (some even go all the way back to 2003!).

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The biggest statement of the show were turbans, which every model wore in a fabric that matched their outfit. (Note: There was one model that didn't wear a turban and had her hair styled in a pompadour instead).
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Jacobs' spring 2009 collection featured models in a mix of little straw boater hats and satin turbans, but perhaps more iconic is the silver version he designed for model Kate Moss to wear to the Met Gala that year. (The theme? The Model as Muse, of course).
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This oversized pink look is the most glamorous take on athleisure we've seen so far. It's also making us consider layering a fanny pack over our outerwear.
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The bright pink hue immediately made us think of his fall 2009 collection, which also explored oversized clothes, this time through an '80s lens.
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But there was something more: The crisp shirt layered underneath the pink cardigan with its pointy collar recalled Jacobs' exquisite fall 2008 collection with its boxy shape and 1940s businesswoman-style silhouette.
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Who knew the spring collection would bring such good outerwear? This red plaid moment is making us wish for forever rainy days.
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We have a feeling that red plaid coat evolved from his spring 2016 collection, which was an unabashed ode to America.
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Shiny harem pants, a sheer turtleneck, and a raincoat in a metallic shade of blue is the version of futuristic dressing we didn't know we needed.
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But this wasn't his first foray into sheer, metallic blue fabrics. This suit combo from spring 2012 looks just as cool and fresh as when it first went down the runway.
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But even before that, going back to the spring 2007 collection, Jacobs designed the perfect frosted blue pussy-bow shirt. The metallic leather jacket is also giving us a similar vibe to the raincoat from the spring 2018 look.
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No one wears opera-length gloves anymore, which is a shame because they add such an edge to an evening dress! Not that this bright floral, sequined dress is in need of any edge...
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A few years ago, for resort 2013, Jacobs went full bloom with a collection of brightly printed dresses, knits, and separates. (We're also forever hoping we'll come across one of these on The Real Real one day).
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Moto jackets are a classic and this oversized version in bright orange is weird enough that it too,will be good forever.
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Of course, it wasn't that long ago that Jacobs introduced us to the pleasure of gigantic motorcycle jackets. This one went down the runway during his fall 2016 collection.
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If you've been a fan of the designer for a while, then you remember his iconic mod collection from fall 2003. You just can't go wrong with orange! (And peep the little white boots that are oh-so-in-trend right now).
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Many of the models glamorously carried a feather boa, finished with a metallic edge that would make even Zsa Zsa Gabor blush.
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Bella Hadid also carried a lil' furry moment for last year's spring 2016 collection.
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But the metallic edge? That one comes courtesy of the fall 2012 collection, when the models had smaller versions wrapped around their necks as long scarves.
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This raincoat with a portrait collar is a must. Think about how many times you wish you had a cute raincoat to put on when its pouring. This is a real investment piece you'll wear forever.
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Jacobs loves a portrait collar; this one, from his "pilgrim" fall 2012 collection, even features a similar tie-detail at the chest.
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Back in spring 2006, Karen Elson wore this patent leather version that seems just as essential as ever.
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Jacobs has always been the master at mixing prints. (The trick is to keep all the patterns in the same color palette).
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He explored a similar theme for fall 2012.
This little top is making us want to start taking arts and crafts.
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The texture reminded us of his spring 2015 collection, which featured wooden beads and other kinds of embroideries on oversized (we're sensing a theme here!) military-inspired pieces.