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Marc Jacobs AW15 + livestream

An ode to former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland – steeped in dark romanticism and set to the tempestuous soundtrack from Requiem for a Dream

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Marc Jacobs explores the darker side of New York City’s elite.

A vision of Vreeland:

In an ode to fashion “empress” Vreeland, Marc Jacobs mixed lofty extravagance with a seductive gothic glamour. Opening with industry favourite Erin O’Connor, the collection offered a twisted take on the classics – leather opera gloves, snake-print coats and slick patent boots – recalling Vreeland’s enduring quote that “unshined shoes are the end of civilisation”.

Dedicated to the dame:

With a backdrop created by Stefan Beckman – inspired by Jeremiah Goodman's painting of Vreeland's sitting room – the legendary former Vogue editor’s influence could be felt throughout. Accompanied by Clint Mansell's tumultuous soundtrack taken from the equally compelling, unsettling cult film Requiem for a Dream directed by Darren Aronofskythe show continued to accelerate into a sublime spectacle.

The soundtrack to Marc Jacobs AW15: