Marc Jacobs and the closure of NYFW remain inextricably intertwined, and its just the way it needs to be.
Last night we tuned-in for Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2019 collection that was broadcasted live on their Instagram page, and we were not disappointed.
Marc Jacobs is the undisputed king of NYFW, and whoever can make Christy Turlington come out of retirement after 20 years to close a show deserves praise. The collection was mostly dominated by oversized coats and feathered bell dresses, but somewhere in that elevated drama was exquisite simplicity. As for beauty, the models were natural, keeping the focus on the clothes.
Bell shaped fluffy showstoppers, oversized organza gowns and wide shouldered capes; it was all wrapped up to us for the grand finale.
Whilst a live orchestra played in the background, models emerged from the darkness, lit only by a spotlight. Jacobs explained he'd wanted to explore a dark theme of beauty: “It’s a dark angel kind of beauty... But still an angel,” his show notes read. Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, showed us via her Instagram stories that models had to be guided off-stage due to it being pitch black. “The models walked down the runway in a spotlight and then BLINK the lights went off, very dramatic.”