White horses at the ready...
Marc Jacobs definitely knows how to throw a party, and his latest bash looks set to be his wildest yet. The ever youthful designer is throwing the shindig during New York Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of Gloss, the latest lust-have coffee table book about ‘70s photographer Chris von Wangenheim, at infamous ‘80s nightclub Tunnel (yep, the same Tunnel where Carrie Bradshaw got pregnant at 22, FYI).
But if you’re thinking of dancing the night away in those patent pointed flats Marc showed with his latest resort collection, you'd better think again. Marc revealed a detailed dress code (ALL IN CAPS) that will be “STRICTLY ENFORCED”. Are you ready?
STRICT DRESS TO KILL CODE WILL BE ENFORCED: FUR COATS OVER LINGERIE, LIP GLOSS, JERRY HALL SIDE-SWEPT HAIR, SEQUINS, GOLD LAMÉ TURBANS, PATTI HEARST SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY GEAR, ROGUE, ROLLERINA CHIC, SHEER HAREM PANTS, MINI SKIRTS AND MUSCULAR LEGS, PLATINUM RECORDS AS HEAD GEAR, SEQUINS, GRACE JONES BUTCH REALNESS, GLOSS-Y SKIN, BLEACHED EYEBROWS, SLITS, RIDING IN ON A WHITE HORSE, SEQUINS, SKY HIGH STILETTOS, MIRRORED AVIATORS, METAL MESH, COWL NECKLINE HALTERS, OR EYES OF LAURA MARS CHIC. NO FLAT SHOES. NO MATTE SURFACES. NO NATURAL LOOKS.
Wowza - and here we were thinking our glittery Christopher Kane would be OTT. Bleached eyebrows is an intense (but Instagrammable) commitment for a night spent with fashion’s wildest, but we’re betting Lady Gaga will take Marc up on that white horse. As for Grace Jones, a rummage through her archives should be enough to have the diva ready for this soiree – just add some heavy metal jewellery.
We’re intrigued by rollerina chic, too – the grace of a ballerina mixed with the down-and-dirty attitude of roller derby? Chic buns adorned with studs and leather? Those Rodarte AW08 hardcore heels?! Our imaginations are running wild. The only thing we’re a little worried about is that no flat shoes rule – remember what happened when Cannes banned flat shoes on the red carpet? Hopefully Marc will make an exception for our studded slippers if it means we can dance ‘til 6am.
All of Marc Jacobs’ gang will surely pull out all the stops for this one, but here are six of his biggest fans whose outfits we can’t wait to see…
Mini skirts will be no problem for style icon Alexa, but she’s going to have to dial up those vintage band t-shirts and brogues (“NO FLAT SHOES”, remember?) if she’s to get in to this night of debauchery. That lame turban looks pretty appealing…
Let’s face it, Anna Wintour has one look. That bob is pretty iconic, so how will she break out of her style shell for this one? An Angelina slit in her knee-length skirt, sequinned, mirrored shades and a mesh Chanel jacket? Time to break the ice, Anna.
Drop the pearls and burn the blouse, Martha, it’s time to make a mess. We’re sure you’ve got some silky satin in the back of that wardrobe, as well as a cowl neckline or two. If this party was a cake, it would be a black forest gateau made of gold and glitter, so forget your Victoria Sponge hairdo and opt for the Jerry Hall sidesweep.
This dress code is an easy one for Blondie, who probably has everything she needs in the back of her enviable wardrobe - the 70-year-old (yes, really) is still every bit as cool as she was 40 years ago. Can we come round beforehand to borrow?!
Nicki, you got this. This lady has enough sequins, crystals, metallics, and lame to last a lifetime, usually with an ‘80s twist. Whether she’s covered head-to-toe in a printed catsuit or revealing a little more in a carnival-ready costume, Nicki’s outfit is one we can’t wait to see.
Queen of refined chic, how will OP cope with the “no natural looks” dress code? She might be friends with the designer, but we don’t think you’ll catch her in a sheer harem pant anytime soon. We suggest the sky-high heels and faux-fur coat might work for Olivia – but she’ll definitely need a beauty makeover.