I heartily disagree on Marc Jacobs. It is indeed annoying that he has reached such an iconic status in fashion that people don't even dare to put out an honest critic anymore about him. But that's not necessarily MJ's fault. I don't think Marc Jacobs draws too much inspiration from the past. Yes, for FW the eighties inspired him. What about SS though? Or the graphic FW 08 season? Or the Prince collection that was inspired by Spongebob-colours. The flower collection? Sorry, there are tons of designers who do the eighties for one season and the seventies for the next, but Marc is not one of them. And even if he does, it's never those stereotypes. He's no Galliano. When he takes up on Vermeer, he uses his volouptous colours and combines them with sportswear. For me, MJ is one of the few designers who created a look for our decade and did not just recycle old trends. His grungy collections changed the face of fashion in recent years. Wearing a Marc Jacobs is a statement, as wearing Prada or McQueen. He has created a philosophy that surrounds his work that is modern, open-minded, a bit ironic, chic, unexpected and yet feminine. I don't see how he could be possibly overrated. I can understand when somebody doesn't like his clothes. That's simple. I don't like his FW collection for his own line either. I don't like Prada's stuff most of the time, yet I would never deny, that she is an icon. Just Like Marc Jacobs. I also don't think all American designers suck. I think they focus more on wearability and don't put up such a magic circus. That wouldn't fit the city, imo. I think Milan is way crappier. What interesting Fashion shows are there besides Prada, Dolce, BV and maybe Jil Sander? There are some fantastic designers in New York and the city is still young. And yeah, Alxander Wang sucks.