how to get into marc jacobs’ fashion week party

Just ride in on a white horse, in stilettos, with hair like Jerry Hall’s.

by Alice Newell-Hanson
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Aug 25 2015, 8:35pm

Image via @themarcjacobs

During New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs will host a book launch for the upcoming fashion tome Gloss, a collection of photography by 70s glamor king Chris Von Wangenheim -- at none other than the until-now defunct legendary 80s nightclub Tunnel.

Yahoo Style just published the dress code printed on the invitation. For my 11th birthday I gave each of my friends exacting, page-long, hand-written instructions for individual fancy dress costumes for seemingly arbitrary (and also weirdly camp) characters including Cruella De Vil, Barbie and Felicity Shagwell from Austin Powers - and MJ's instructions are more demanding and diva-ish.

Here are the complete instructions (in all-caps, like the original):

STRICT DRESS TO KILL CODE WILL BE ENFORCED: FUR COATS OVER LINGERIE, LIP GLOSS, JERRY HALL SIDE-SWEPT HAIR, SEQUINS, GOLD LAMÉ TURBANS, PATTI HEARST SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY GEAR, ROGUE, ROLLERINA CHIC, SHEER HAREM PANTS, MINI SKIRTS AND MUSCULAR LEGS, PLATINUM RECORDS AS HEAD GEAR, SEQUINS, GRACE JONES BUTCH REALNESS, GLOSS-Y SKIN, BLEACHED EYEBROWS, SLITS, RIDING IN ON A WHITE HORSE, SEQUINS, SKY HIGH STILETTOS, MIRRORED AVIATORS, METAL MESH, COWL NECKLINE HALTERS, OR EYES OF LAURA MARS CHIC. NO FLAT SHOES. NO MATTE SURFACES. NO NATURAL LOOKS.

So essentially, getting in will be super, super easy. Pick up your horse from the stables and your Symbionese Liberation Army uniform from the dry cleaner, figure out what "rollerina chic" means, layer on the lipgloss and just don't wear flats.

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Text Alice Newell-Hanson
Image via @themarcjacobs

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