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Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week Credit: Rex

Marc Jacobs AW15


The late, great Diana Vreeland was Marc Jacobs’ muse for Autumn/Winter 2015. Before the show even began, the eccentric fashion editor’s presence could be felt; Stefan Beckman had designed a backdrop inspired by Jeremiah Goodman’s painting of Vreeland’s sitting room. Models including Erin O’Connor and Kendall Jenner strode out wearing Vreeland’s trademark red lips against powdered pale skin, and the darkly romantic mood continued into the clothes. Silhouettes were predominantly ladylike and waisted with hemlines that fell either below the knee or to the floor. Opulence came in the form of black bugle beads embroidered in bands to rigorously tailored sheath dresses along with leopard spots, snake print and chevroned mink fur trimming jacket, cape and coat collars. Embellished twinsets and coordinates were accessorised with leather gloves and patent over-the-knee boots. In fact, the only skin on show was the tops of the arms or a hint of the décolleté. Richly textured and fiercely feminine, this was a collection as genius as Vreeland herself.

Who we saw: Actress Christina Ricci and Diana Vreeland’s great-granddaughter Caroline Vreeland.

What they wore: Both wore Marc Jacobs SS15.

In a nutshell: Diana Vreeland is back.

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