Out With A Bang

Marc Jacob's Fall/Winter 2013 Show: Golden Pajama Party

New York Fashion Week closed Thursday with Marc Jacobs' show, which sent models out in gold beaded dresses, hot pants and -- in one model's case-- almost nothing at all. 

02.15.13 4:46 AM ET

What a way to end the week. Marc Jacobs' Fall collection, which showed Thursday night at the New York Armory, made New York Fashion Week go out with a bang.

By now, everyone knows that Jacobs' shows start on time. If a show is called for 8 p.m, it won't start a minute past 8:02. On Thursday, things were actually ahead of schedule -- causing an extra panic for the late show-goers springing along Lexington Avenue. 

Upon entrance, everyone was bathed in a golden light and seated around a circular stage. At 7:58 p.m., models emerged from the darkness under a giant gold orb and began circumambulating the stage. In the fuzzy yellow light, everything looked gold. Models were simply moving shadows against the backdrop of a blinding, artificial sun. Each model reemerged for a second trip around the runway (this time with full lighting) so we could see the color of each look.


Models display looks from the Marc Jacobs fall 2013 collection during fashion week in New York.

There were sparkling hotpants, structured pajama tops, and knee-length fur coats (a collaboration with Philippe Beaulieu). But best of all were the liquid mermaid gowns in every variety -- worn with fur boas, in the shape of foxes with the head and feet still on the animal. One model (who is, incidentally, Lily McMenamy, the 18-year-old daughter of the supermodel Kristen McMenamy)  came down the runway wearing only black short-shorts and a pair of elbow-length gloves, holding her breasts with one hand. 

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14:  A model walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lexington Avenue Armory on February 11, 2013 in New York City.

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For the finale, models stormed the stage, forming a perfectly still circle around a center spotlight. Every single person in there must have whipped out their iPhone to take an Instagram shot -- but, indeed, it was a picture-perfect moment. Then, they dispersed and formed two separate lines, running backstage -- and Jacobs himself appeared to take a final bow in a pair of silk, eggplant-colored pajamas.