The Inspiration



With a set designed by close friend and sculptor Rachel Feinstein, the backdrop for Marc Jacobs’ New York Fashion Week show resembled a broken castle, with pale blue lighting illuminating the paper-contrsucted set. Taking inspiration from famed fashion journalists like Lynn Yaeger and Anna Piaggi, Jacobs presented woven fur hats by Stephen Jones (that looked like they were torn from a page of a Dr. Seuss book), pilgrim buckles on rhinestone-encrusted shoes, but most importantly, Feinstein’s creation was an unexpected element to an always captivating show from one of America’s most talented designers. Here, we take a look at the chaos leading up to the unveiling of his latest collection.