After seeing so many half-naked ladies on the runway and red carpet, we’re kind of jaded to the sight of nipples, sideboobs, butt cheeks, and the like. But Marc Jacobs took nakedness to a whole new level at his fall 2013 show last night by putting 18-year-old Lily McMenamy, daughter of legendary model Kristen McMenamy, in a pair of high-waisted briefs and, well, not much else.
Jacobs has had a mixed bag with the weather recently. His West Village crib was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October and his show was postponed due to Winter Storm Nemo, but as fate would have it, the former actually served as the inspiration for latter. The set inside the Lexington Avenue Armory included a circular runway, and a huge “sun” inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s 2003 exhibit, “The Weather Project”, at the Tate in London. The sun turned all the clothes into fifty shades of sepia, which sucked for photographers, but thankfully, Jacobs sent out the models for another walk under regular runway lights. Crisis averted.
As for the 55-look collection, he took a cue from what Sandy left behind, and told WWD:
“There was just something about comfort and familiarity. It’s very simple, very straightforward, beautiful and nice…glamorous, but [with] a kind of sadness and melancholy. There’s a romance to it…There’s been a lot of flus and viruses; I’ve been coming to work in pajamas and sweatpants. I haven’t put on proper pants all season.
That would certainly explain coats that resemble robes, separates that look like pajama sets, and high-waisted briefs that were basically fancy underwear. That could also explain Lily walking out with just a pair of black pinstriped briefs, mesh gloves, pumps, and absolutely no top. She kept herself, err, relatively modest by placing one hand strategically over her boobs. Perhaps she left her shirt behind while trying to escape from the hurricane. Or something. It’s fashion, people.
Check out some of the looks from the show below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.