The September shows are just around the corner, and so are the fashion week parties. One such party will be for the launch of Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim, a monograph on the fashion photographer. Von Wangenheim’s work encapsulated the glamour and excess of the 70s – and by the looks of dress code, the party will too.
Marc Jacobs is hosting the event and, along with it, enforcing a ‘strict dress to kill code’. But it isn’t “formal” or “white tie” – the dress code includes sequins, gold lamé turbans and sheer harem pants. It pays homage to some icons of the decade: “Jerry Hall side-swept hair”, “Patty Heart Symbionese Liberation Army Gear” and “Grace Jones butch” and invites guests to ride in on a white horse – just as Bianca Jagger did for her birthday at Studio 54, back in 1977.
The dress code doesn’t come as a surprise coming from Jacobs who has earned a reputation for outlandish party wear. A famous lover of skirts, the designer turned up to a Paris Fashion Week party in 2012 wearing a pink t-shirt dress, hand-in-hand with Peter Marino, who himself was dressed in his trademark bondage gear.
Read the party’s full dress code, as included in the invitation sent to Yahoo Style, below:
STRICT DRESS TO KILL CODE WILL BE ENFORCED: FUR COATS OVER LINGERIE, LIP GLOSS, JERRY HALL SIDE-SWEPT HAIR, SEQUINS, GOLD LAMÉ TURBANS, PATTY HEARST SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY GEAR, ROGUE, ROLLERINA CHIC, SHEER HAREM PANTS, MINI SKIRTS AND MUSCULAR LEGS, PLATINUM RECORDS AS HEAD GEAR, SEQUINS, GRACE JONES BUTCH REALNESS, GLOSS-Y SKIN, BLEACHED EYEBROWS, SLITS, RIDING IN ON A WHITE HORSE, SEQUINS, SKY HIGH STILETTOS, MIRRORED AVIATORS, METAL MESH, COWL NECKLINE HALTERS, OR EYES OF LAURA MARS CHIC. NO FLAT SHOES. NO MATTE SURFACES. NO NATURAL LOOKS.