When the Marc Jacobs Fall ’16 collection took to the runway during the New York Fashion Week, it was a series of gothic grandeur held together with monochromatic mastery.
Always affectionate towards the play with proportions and embellishments, Marc Jacobs revisited the past collections and stretched the archives to all four corners of the world, putting forth a new line that not only is a continuation of the last season’s, but completely recoloured in monochromatic shades of grey.
With style and music icon Lady Gaga at the helm of the runway show, the collection features exaggerated vinyl skirts with lace, iridescent feathers bristling at the neckline, Victorian-era coats matched with taffeta gowns and dresses with cracked satin down the sides. Also showcased were silk robes and visiting dresses of the 1900s, puffy ball gowns from the ’80s, and the more current oversized sorority sweatshirts with sparkling spider webs, and futuristic skyscraper platforms.
Much like his previous collections, the Fall ’16 collection is filled with contemporary inspirations and references; Lydia from Beetlejuice, Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams, Gene Simmons from KISS, Stephen Tashjian aka Tabboo, and more. Even for his final bow, Marc Jacobs wore his customised black sequined Hillary for President “Made for History” t-shirt for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which renowned VOGUE Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour was spotted wearing at the front row of the show.