The designer drew NYFW to a close last night with a line-up of ladylike dream dresses
After six days and approximately 47352 shows, just like that NYFW is over for another season. Closing proceedings was none other than fashion heavyweight Marc Jacobs, with a sugary-sweet collection straight out of the 60s. Here’s everything you need to know.
IT RAN LATE
After his SS08 presentation ran over two hours late(!), Jacobs vowed he would forever show on time in the future. And for the most part, he’s kept to his word. Tonight, though, things didn’t go to plan. Thankfully, when the show did start, the collection was worth the wait.
IT WAS A RUFFLED/BEADED/FEATHERED EXTRAVAGANZA
Models made their way down the runway in sugary, pastel-coloured swing and puffball dresses covered in ruffles, dramatic, floor-length chiffon beaded gowns, and ostrich-feathered-to-within-an-inch-of-their-life looks. It was a collection that drew heavily from the 60s, touched on the 80s (by way of boxy tailored jackets, asymmetric frilled tops, and loose, sequiinned trousers), and gave off some serious Valley of the Dolls vibes.
MODELS HAD THEIR HAIR DYED TO MATCH THEIR LOOKS
...almost 50 of them, which led hair colourist Josh Wood to declare it the biggest fashion week colour project he’d ever worked on (no wonder things ran late). Some debuted fresh buzz cuts and others were given bobs inspired by Barbra Streisand, while one of our faves, Adwoa Aboah, debuted a new oyster pink look. Will she keep it for LFW, which starts tomorrow? Watch this space.
ACCESSORIES WERE V LADYLIKE
The SS19 collection was rounded off with a succession of elegant accessories, as models carried structured frame bags, beaded clutches, and leather vanity cases down the runway, with many wearing cocktail hats with delicate netted veils and bows in their hair. Rounding things off was the Cinderella slipper: a (surprise!) ladylike see-through pump with a chunky perspex heel.