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Runway Report: A Recap of the Marc Jacobs Live Stream!

Last night marked the official end to another fabulous New York Fashion Week season and while we’re sad to see it go, we couldn’t have been happier with its grand finale!  Along with catching model Jessica Stam as host of Jacobs’ special pre-show being held at the New York State Armory, Modelinia also had the chance to host a live stream of the spectacular runway show complete with a live tweeting session.  From catching the front row crowd as they entered the door, to marveling at Jacobs’ ultra-glam Fall collection, we couldn’t have been happier to spend our Valentine’s Day with the designer, and of course, all of you!  If previous holiday plans had you away from your computer though last night, don’t worry, because Modelinia is here to help!  Below, we’ve recapped the Top 5 can’t miss moments from the show, including all of the buzz-words and key facts that you’ll need to know if you want to join in on all of the water cooler discussions today.  And if you have a few extra minutes to yourself this morning, be sure to check out the full show available for your viewing pleasure here!

1.  The scenery:  The sun set on Marc Jacobs’ show— literally!  The designer commissioned a Stefan Beckman set inspired by Olafur Aliasson’s “The Weather Project” exhibition now on display at the Tate, which featured a huge, hot sun suspended above the circular runway.  For the final looks, the models formed a circle around the runway with the sun setting behind them— truly a shining moment for the storied brand.

2. The lighting:  Going hand in hand with his set display, Jacobs used the sun’s soft, low-frequency light to remove all color from the first half of the show. The effect allowed the audience to envision Jacobs’ world in only black, gray and sepia hues, which provided an added element of intrigue to an otherwise glamorous collection.

3. The models: Although the master of surprise when it comes to the clothes he presents each season, Jacobs never fails to provide us with a stellar model lineup.  This season saw the return of campaign darling Ruby Jean Wilson who was joined by the likes of Cara Delevingne, Daria Strokous, Jamie Bochert, Janice Alida, Meghan Collision and Hanne Gaby Odiele among others.  As amazing as these model moments were though, nothing compared to the buzz created by ’90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy’s daughter, Lily McMenamy, who strut the runway topless with only her arm covering her bare chest.  Not exactly a look safe for the streets, but we were impressed nonetheless!

4. The glam-rock-meets-’60s Mod clothes: Keeping in tune with Spring’s vibrant, ’60s Mod look, Jacobs’ Fall collection offered an array of retro, ladylike shapes— think A-line coats, Mary Jane heels and sequined shirt dresses— along with a few pairs of high-waisted hot-pants.  And let us not forget the pajamas!  The designer sent out an array of silk pajamas along with his more tailored blazers and chunky cable-knit sweaters, before stepping out in his own Prada set for the final bow.

5. The Joan Jet-inspired beauty look: Makeup artist Francois Nars was highly influenced by the ’60s and ’70s— as if you couldn’t tell— and created a tough, slighty punk-rock look with that reference in mind.  While making sure that the beauty looks looked good in both yellow and normal light, Nars gave the models dark, khol-lined smoky eyes, a radiant complexion and nude lips.  But it was the hair the caught the most attention. Head stylist Guido Palau of Redken put each girl in a short, razor-cut black wig that added some serious rock n’ roll edge. It was a little David Bowie, a little Twiggy and a whole lot of lovely!

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