Instagram didn’t need a filter at Marc Jacobs. The first half of the runway show was lighted in a sepia tone, presumably so that the audience could focus on the details of the clothes. (The lights were taken up for the second half of the show–every model re-walked the circular runway so that we could see the looks in technicolor, too.)
It doesn’t matter which season, or whether or not we’re blown away by the clothes, Marc Jacobs is time and time again the most wonderful moment of New York Fashion Week. Honestly, we’re happy this season’s show was pushed back from Monday to Thursday. Despite the inconvenience to some editors attending the London shows, it was really is an ideal way to end the New York season. (Much like Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu are in Paris.) Falling on Valentine’s Day, it was the ultimate fashion love letter.
Lauren: So let’s talk about the show.
Leah: Yes. Marc! Finally! We waited so long.
Lauren: It was worth it!
Leah: So let’s just start by talking about walking into the venue. It was like Marc Jacobs had lassoed the sun and put it in his show. Or like we were on another planet. There’s always so much anticipation before a Marc Jacobs show. What will the set look like? What’s Marc gonna do? And we were all blinded!
Lauren: It was like we were in a movie.
Leah: I know. A black and white movie. The lights were so bright they sucked the color out of the entire armory. It was such a cool effect.
Lauren: Really cool. And I feel like I paid more attention to the clothes because I wasn’t so focused on fabric choice
Leah: Right. You looked more at the silhouette.
Lauren: Yes. Which, by the way, I thought was right on.
Leah: What do you mean by that?
Lauren: Marc Jacobs does two sorts of shows. The first is a fantasy—pieces very few women can ever think of incorporating into their wardrobes. The second is a reality—looks that will be desired by most. Tonight was about the latter. The easy pajama silhouette was most prevalent.
Leah: I know.
Lauren: You love that, obvi.
Leah: It’s funny because we’ve been seeing “pajama dressing” for a while now. Usually Marc sets trends. And here he’s sort of jumping on one. But he makes it look so different that it’s like it’s new again.
Lauren: True–it was heavier, more structured.
Leah: Exactly. And of course Marc Jacobs girls leave the pajama party with their pants off. Or their tops off. It seemed like a VERY fun party.
Lauren: Haha I was just going to say, “and with their tops off!” That girl was so sexy.
Leah: I know. [Ed. note: That was Kristen McMenamy's 18-year-old daughter Lily modeling the pants-less, shirt-less look.]
Lauren: Anyway, you know I love pinstripe.
Lauren: I think he did it best. It’s going to be everywhere next season. Very tailored and simple. I like Marc best when he’s simple. What did you think of the fur looks?
Leah: Was it real? Stella Bugbee from The Cut and I were discussing. She thinks it wasn’t real. I think she’s right.
Lauren: It looked very furry. Which is usually means it’s fake. Real fur looks more velvety.
Leah: And those stoles! With full animal heads attached. They looked like stuffed animals. They were too cartoon looking to be real.
Lauren: They were so cute!
Leah: So cute. And if it’s all faux, that’s a great statement to make, especially when contrasted with all the bunny slaughter we’ve seen on the runways this week.
Lauren: I also want to ask you. What did you think of the evening wear? It felt like an EVENINGWEAR STATEMENT. Like he can do sequins all he wants and it won’t feel like Oscar bait. This kind of felt like Oscar bait.
Leah: Yes totally. Well the whole thing had this Joan Jett glam rock vibe.
Lauren: Yeah the wigs. Wigs were big this season. And Debbie Harry sat front row.
Leah: Everything was shiny or glittery or sequined, but in a badass way. And of course we all noticed the model with nothing on but short shorts. But so many of the models were just wearing blazers and coats that they were holding closed, like they’d just run out after a one-night stand.
Lauren: Yes, it was pared down. I like that! One night stand.
Leah: But hey if you have to do a walk of shame, better do it in Marc Jacobs.