Marc Jacobs: catwalk re-invented
Staged in the Park Avenue Armory, Marc Jacobs´ Fall Winter 2017 stole the limelight of the New York Fashion Week. Models walked the very long length of the venue past attendees who sat in two single rows (and weren’t allowed to snap photos during the show), then straight out the door and onto the street, where photographers were waiting. With no music, the only sound was the thud of models prowling the scuffed wooden floor.
For the finale, attendees rushed out onto the sidewalk to finally take Instagram-worthy shots of the models while the models, of course, snapped right back.
Guest of honor Katy Perry, the most popular person on Twitter with 96 million followers, snapped away with other lesser mortals — the commentary on celebrity-obsession as deliberate as it was unsubtle.
Marc Jacobs called his collection a “representation of the well-studied dressing up of casual sportswear” and hip hop the foundation of youth, street culture.