Marc Jacobs may have scaled down the number of celebrities at his shows, but the Marc Jacobs show is always the real “Fashion’s Night Out.” Everyone in the industry puts on their most glamorous evening wear for a fab night on the town, starting with the show and ending with Lady Gaga’s performance at the after party.
Lady Gaga wore a reliably kooky get-up to the MJ show: flat black hat tied on at a rakish angle, Marc Jacobs dress, white blazer, and a studded mask. (Bunny ears are to Madonna as studded mask is to Lady Gaga?) Unlike many newly-minted pop stars, however, she has always been obsessed with fashion: Check out this WWD article on her as an indie rocker with style, before she hit the music stratosphere.
Her date is Marc Jacobs’ partner Lorenzo Matone, who also looked quite dashing.
See what the fashion set wore, after the jump….
Over the shoulder with Mickey Boardman, one fashion editor who is not afraid of color!
A new riff on the tux, in subtle stripes with a not-so-subtle Louis Vuitton bag.
A very glamorous Glenda Bailey in a fabulous brooch and studded clutch.
Cocktail dress embellished with serious hardware.
Elaborate black and white tights with a gorge tuxedo jacket.
This is a great ’80s-influenced look that tips a hat to the era without going over the top: Platinum hair, kohl-lined eyes, red lips, body-con animal print dress and gladiators.
Invitation holders entrance.
Bill Cunningham grabbed a slice from the Ray’s Pizza across the street before heading into the show. A security guard tried to stop him from bringing food into a fashion show – egad! This is Cunningham, perhaps the sanest person at fashion week, showing his invitation and going in anyway.
A flash of the fluorescent color that was all over the runways for Jacobs’ fall 2009 show.
A pop star makes an entrance.
A fellow reporter in black leather shorts and cool Lucite necklace.
Franca Sozzani of Italian Vogue.
Two elegant looks, after the show.
Look at her satin peep toe booties with bows on them! Perfection.
More red lips and strappy black heels. Both are major trends for fall 2009!
Sarah Rutson in a little black dress and cool mesh peep-toe booties.
And here we come to one of the most terrifying trends of this fashion week: men carrying expensive clutches, or as a friend termed it, the “evening murse.” Yet this guy, who has been at many of the shows, has serious style cred. The hair, the glasses, the bracelets, the black leather jacket: it all adds up to that androgynous rocker look that actually is cross-gender. Think ’80s Bowie.
On the run from the backstage entrance, the new nice suit comes in deliberately shiny material.
Two models head out into the night.