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From Bantry to the Big Apple: Emily Ratajkowski makes Fashion Week debut after Irish holiday

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Published 18/09/2015 | 09:30

Emily Ratajkowskil prepares backstage at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Emily Ratajkowskil prepares backstage at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Model Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Model Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Models Emily Ratajkowski and Irina Shayk prepare backstage at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

Emily Ratajkowski made her runway debut in Marc Jacobs' New York Fashion Week show.

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While the designer's Spring/Summer 16 presentation marked the last of the catwalks in the Big Apple, it signified a fresh beginning for Emily.

Known for her appearance in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video and cameo in Gone Girl, this was the first time she'd hit the runway.

The label had set its catwalk up with a red carpet, which Emily took to in a navy two-piece with light blue button-up shirt. The jacket featured white stitching at the collar, sleeves and pockets and was embellished with an abstract pattern on either side. Matching trousers had a wide fit and hit ankle length, showing off pointed white ankle boots with laces.

Model Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Model Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

Just days earlier, the rising star enjoyed a flying visit to her "home away from home" in Bantry, Co Cork, where she grew

Read more: Steady now! It looks like Emily Ratajkowski is in Ireland

Emily's hair had been gelled into a messy, quiffed up-do and her eyes looked dark and mysterious thanks to smudged green make-up.

Joan Smalls also walked for Marc, dressed in a long red, printed dress with emphasised shoulders and a split that went right up to her hip. Matching lace-up boots finished off the look.

Model Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Model Emily Ratajkowski walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

Also hitting the catwalk were Karen Elson, Bella Hadid and singer Beth Ditto.

François Nars was behind the grungy make-up they all rocked and explained his inspiration.

Models Emily Ratajkowski and Irina Shayk prepare backstage at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Models Emily Ratajkowski and Irina Shayk prepare backstage at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Ziegfeld Theater on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

"The girl should look interesting and beautiful... I treat them more like characters than like they came from a salon... Whatever make-up we do, we want the girls to look like they had lived a little bit."

London has taken over from New York, with shows continuing in the British capital today. Among those showing today are Zandra Rhodes, Eudon Choi and Paul Costelloe.

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