The Marc Jacobs event was as usual a celebrity studded show. The models who walked the ramp included Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kia Gerber, the hottest assets in the modelling world. His new collection was sort of like Instagram’s #OOTD tag (275 million posts and counting) come into real life. Jacobs has an eclectic taste as far as his designs are concerned and he let them roam far and wide here. His creations were odes to great designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, and to Shelley Duvall, Anita Pallenberg, and Ann Reinking in All That Jazz. Some of the models traversed across the Armory like a Bob Fosse dancer. And this brings us back to the runway which wasn’t exactly a traditional one. It was more like a humongous hall rather than a traditional ramp walking platform in the middle. The models in the show emerged en masse from the far side of the Park Avenue Armory and spilled out of a small door and spread to fill the cavernous space of the hall.
The show was attended by the celebrities like Anwar Hadid, Rappers Offset and Quavo, Singer Zendaya, Stylist Law Roach and many other famous designers and influencers of the New York City.
In the end, Jacobs railed against contemporary designs by “computer or the cloud or the transient archives of the internet or technology”. Time, of course, marches on and the digital revolution will definitely get all of us in the end. However, that doesn’t mean we have to capitulate quietly. You know, at least, Marc Jacobs won’t.