Thursday 19 April 2018

Grimm and bare it at NY fashion show

Rachael Alexander

THERE is nothing like New York fashion week to make the stars glitter in the Big Apple.

Among the famous faces with eyes fixed on the ramps were tennis player Maria Sharapova, actresses Rene Zellweger and Viola Davis and Editor-in-Chief of 'Vogue' Anna Wintour, who all attended the Vera Wang autumn 2012 fashion show.

Earlier the spotlight was on Marc Jacobs who turned his show into a mystical forest, presenting a collection amid an old-school fairytale, complete with characters wearing oversized fur hats and embellished big-buckle shoes. There were hints of Victoriana, with bustles tacked on to some of the dresses, and a sequined faux-fur coat that appeared to be covered in snowflakes.

Nearly hidden amid the onstage drama unfolding at the Lexington Avenue Armory were beautiful pieces of outerwear and chic cocktail clothes. The palette had rich tones of purple and bottle green, with a good dose of celebratory silver sparkle.

Mr Jacobs continued to push fashion forward with fabrics that included sequin holograms and tinsel tweed. And his Shetland wool stoles turned into a trend for autumn before the audience walked out the door.

Mr Jacobs is known for incredibly original and dramatic Fashion Week presentations, but as the undisputed fashion star of New York, he'd have the crowd's attention no matter what he did. So it's almost as if he puts on the inventive shows for his own amusement.

With Mr Jacobs' reputation for influential fashion hits, he can risk theatrics on the runway in a way that a designer who's still trying to prove himself never could, observed Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of 'InStyle' magazine.

Among the other celebrities was actress Rose Byrne ('Bridesmaids') who described the show as "a kind of Grimm's fairy tale".

Irish Independent

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