Marc Jacobs brought the drama to end NYFW.
New York Fashion Week is over. I survived, but it was pretty underwhelming, save for a handful of my favorite designers from this season who weren't afraid to take risks. Newcomers Christopher John Rogers, with voluminous silhouettes, and Tomo Koizumi, with brightly colored puffball prom dresses, borrowed heavily from the ’80s. Last night Marc Jacobs continued the ’80s love affair with sweeping printed capes, glittering frocks with larger-than-life sleeves, a billowing caped yellow gown, and one spectacular dotted dress made of shredded tulle. Suffice to say: They brought all of the drama.
More has always been more with Jacobs. Even the production at his show was theatrical. A single spotlight illuminated each model as she walked and then when they reached the end of the runway, the light abruptly shut off, bathing the room in darkness.
When Christy Turlington Burns hit the runway in a black feathered dress and matching hat, returning from a 25-year hiatus, cheers erupted from the crowd. It was the perfect ending to NYFW: drama, imagination, an homage to the past, and a hopeful nod toward the future. — Jessica Andrews, Fashion Features Editor