Marc Jacobs’ Latest Collection Sent Models With Shaved Heads Down The Runway
Models like Bella Hadid bared bald heads while modeling the extravagant FW22 collection.
Marc Jacobs sent supermodels with shaved heads down the runway in his Fall/Winter 2022 show, presented at the New York Public Library. The designer has continued his pattern of deconstructed maximalism, now with dystopian styling. Top models, including Bella Hadid, stormed the runway in looks that meshed a range of references, from Cyberpunk to the Gilded Age to Y2K.
Garments like jean jackets, sweaters, and headscarves were blown up to enormous proportions to fit a more-is-more philosophy. Corsets and bustles recalled the late-1800s, modernized with black vinyl or shaped with tied-up knit sweaters and jean jackets. The collection mixed many fabrics, including rubber, plastic, paper, foil, and many others.
Pieces like low-waist column skirts, tiny, bedazzled bralettes, and cropped flare pants added spare moments of minimalism to the collection. Sets in gray, green, and lavender bordered on hospital scrubs, perhaps comparing the dystopian vibe of the collection to the dystopian feel of the pandemic. Accessories included sky-high platforms, loose gloves, and oversized bags.
The models wore hairdos fit for a fantasy movie, with micro bangs and shaved sides. The styling also included chin-length bobs, cropped cuts, and face-covering headscarves. Jacobs credited the collection’s creativeness to art’s freedom of expression.
“We have art not to die of the truth,” said Jacobs in his show notes, quoting Nietzsche. “Amidst an ever-changing landscape of resources, unexpected obstacles and a world feverishly digitizing new standards of reality, my sentiment is unwavering — creativity is essential to living.”
See the collection in full on the Marc Jacobs website.
Up Next, Y/Project’s Graphic SS23 Runway