Marc Jacobs acknowledged the anniversary of September 2001 in his show notes for his Spring 2020 collection. 18 years ago he’d thrown a post show party on Pier 54 with views of the Towers. He said “This show, like that show, is a celebration of life" and “we continue to learn from our past.” There was homage to Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Shelley Duvall, Anita Pallenberg and Ann Reinking in his collection.
Savage x Fenty
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie/fashion/concert was empowering, entertaining, provocative and sexy, blending fashion and music. She showcased her inclusive designs with models of all sizes, shapes and races backed by performances from Halsey, Migos, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Fat Joe, Fabolous, DJ Khaled and Tierra Whack. Body positivity was the message.
Tom Ford presented his show in a subway station in NoLIta, bathed in violet light and wrote in his show notes “I think that it’s a time for ease" and "a return to the kind of luxurious sportswear that America has become known for all over the world.” His models strutted down the catwalk in silk, leather and even glossy metal breastplates with mohawk hairstyles. He brought sexy back and black is definitely the new black.
Jeremy Scott wanted to have fun with this collection which he described as a “neon rock opera.” It was a mix of rockabilly and kitschy sci-fi influences with bright colours, metallic leather and neon wigs. There was also a good sprinkling of crystals to add sparkle. The collection had the feel of an eclectic Barbarella = pure fun.