Last night, the sun set on New York Fashion Week–almost quite literally, with the Marc Jacobs fall ’13. There was a giant glowing orb at the venue, which cast an orange glow on all of the models…as well as everyone watching the show, too. It felt like the exclamation point on an otherwise underwhelming run of shows–and that’s before the topless model walked out. No, really.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Marc Jacobs fall ’13 show:
1) The models walked out not once, but twice.
Why? The first time around, the orange orb bathed everyone in its light, making it nearly impossible to discern the details of the clothes. The second time, it was back to the usual show lights–which then revealed the plaid patterns, twinkling sequins, and more.
2) The clothes: ’20s party girl meets ’50s housewife meets ’70s disco queen.
There were stoles, sequins, and simple shirt dresses and cable knit sweaters. It was, in many ways, one of Jacobs’ most toned-down show in recent memory–that is, if you consider burgundy sequins toned-down.
3) Also, there was fur. Lots of it. And it was all real.
Those fox chubbies are actual, you know, fox.
4) Pants were replaced by short-shorts.
Or glorified undies. Either way, you have six months to figure out a way to wear these short-shorts in the middle of a snowstorm. Because after all, this is a fall/winter collection.
5) And yes, the rumors are true: a model was sent out topless.
She had on a pair of the aforementioned “pants”, a glove, and shoes….and nothing out. Just try doing your best model walk while keeping your hand over your chest.
6) Almost as important as the clothes? The hair.
Remember the Edie-inspired look for the spring ’13 show? It’s morphed into a ’70s pseudo-mullet. All 55 wigs were shaped by Redken’s Guido Palau, whose inspiration was partially Edie Campbell, a British model whose hair he cut to the length in November, as well as ’90s girls (oh hey, Linda Evangelista!). We also see shades of Liza Minnelli and David Bowie.
7) The overall effect? A total show.
As our Market Director Rachael Wang put it, “It was just really dreamy how it all happened.”
–REBECCA WILLA DAVIS