Marc Ja­cobs closes NYFW with deca­dent, ex­otic looks

USA TODAY US Edition - - LIFE - Maeve Mc­Der­mott

Part Wes An­der­son and part Grey Gar­dens, Marc Ja­cobs’ spring 2018 New York Fash­ion Week show was a head-spinning vi­sion of tech­ni­color prints and tur­bans that put a slightly un­hinged spin on clas­sic-Hol­ly­wood glam­our.

Ja­cobs closed out fash­ion week’s fi­nal day with a pre­sen­ta­tion he de­scribed as “ex­ag­ger­ated, deca­dent and ex­otic” in his show notes, in front of an A-list crowd in­clud­ing Nicki Mi­naj, Court­ney Love, Emily Rata­jkowski, Zosia Mamet, Charli XCX, Cindy Craw­ford and Rande Ger­ber.

Pre­sented in the high school gym­na­sium-look­ing set­ting of NYC’s Park Av­enue Ar­mory, guests sat along the perime­ter of the room as the mod­els cir­cled in si­lence, giv­ing at­ten­dees a closeup look at Ja­cobs’ strik­ing de­signs.

Wear­ing elab­o­rately-knot­ted head­scarves and dra­matic winged eye­liner, It-girls in­clud­ing Ken­dall Jen­ner, Gigi and Bella Ha­did, Win­nie Har­low and Kaia Ger­ber mod­eled Ja­cobs’ over­size sil­hou­ettes and eye-pop­ping pat­terns, with spe­cific looks in­clud­ing boxy furs, el­bow-length gloves, ’60sstyle capes, para­chute dresses,

snow­suit-style jumpers and beaded tops with silky pants.

With Craw­ford and Ger­ber in the au­di­ence, the show’s fi­nal look went to their daugh­ter, Kaia Ger­ber, with the 16-year-old model end­ing her big fash­ion week de­but week in the clos­ing slot.

Ken­dall Jen­ner was among the mod­els tasked with wear­ing Ja­cobs’ see-through striped shirts in the show’s most NSFW look, while Gigi and Bella Ha­did were barely rec­og­niz­able in gi­ant tur­bans.

This col­lec­tion fol­lows the hiphop in­spired line Ja­cobs showed in Fe­bru­ary. Both col­lec­tions are marked im­prove­ments to his con­tro­ver­sial spring 2017 line from last fall, where he sent mod­els down the run­way in faux dread­locks.

PHO­TOS BY SLAVEN VLA­SIC, GETTY IMAGES, FOR MARC JA­COBS

Bella, left, and Gigi Ha­did model Marc Ja­cobs’ spring looks.

This is all we can show you of Ken­dall Jen­ner’s look, which fea­tured a see-through shirt.

JAMIE MCCARTHY, GETTY IMAGES, FOR MARC JA­COBS

Nicki Mi­naj was one of the many A-lis­ters in the au­di­ence for the Ja­cobs show.

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