Marc Jacobs closes NYFW with decadent, exotic looks
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.
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.
Nicki Minaj was one of the many A-listers in the audience for the Jacobs show.