Marc Jacobs Closes New York Fashion Week With Star-Spangled Shoes

Marc Jacobs has gone and put the “show” back in fashion show. The designer’s spring ’16 presentation was undoubtedly the most theatrical of New York Fashion Week, with a live marching band accompanying a slew of models in festive, razzle-dazzle looks inspired by retro marching- band uniforms.

Let’s start with the footwear: Pointy cowboy-style boots opened the show. They featured electric red and blue piping with faux gold buttons, an accent you would typically see on a circus ringleader rather than a supermodel like Joan Smalls or Kendall Jenner. The shoes got even campier as the show went on, with some ankle boots having a jester-style zigzagged hem.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week Marc Jacobs spring ’16 runway collection. Thomas Iannaccone.

The same pointy silhouettes were done on laceup boots as well, some in satin or metallic leather, others embellished with a multicolored array of crystals. Evening sandals had two crystal-embellished swans intertwined (Björk redo, anyone?).

Theatrics aside, it was amusing to see Jacobs have some real fun this season. The show served as a reminder that fashion can’t always be so serious. Plus, you can bet these shoes will be on every street-style star’s wish list next season — we can already hear the camera shutters going wild.

Marc Jacobs spring '16 runway Marc Jacobs spring ’16 runway collection. George Chinsee.

The offering did includ sportier, and perhaps more wearable, styles. Strappy flat sandals and running shoes were done in a patriotic red, white and blue colorway in keeping with the festive all-American theme. The Americana focus seemed especially fitting for Jacobs, since he was born in New York and shows in New York — he’s one of the few leading designers who hasn’t fled to Milan or Paris — yet.

For a closer look at the Marc Jacobs spring shoes, click through the gallery.

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