A Closer Look at Marc Jacobs’ Parade of Rainbow Platforms

Who: Marc Jacobs staged a trippy rave for spring ’17 that transported onlookers back to the late-’90s extreme platforms meant for party pixies and all. A soundtrack of “Born Slippy (Nuxx)” by Underworld set the dance-until-daylight tone.

Shoes: Jumping off last season’s memorable platform Mary Janes, this time the shapes were similar (a staggering 8-inch platform and chunky heel), but surface treatments were wildly original. Think rainbow rows of rhinestone, vivid patent and Mandarin silks. Many were styled with Kauai-style novelty socks and matched models multicolored dreads. Jacobs collaborated with British illustrator Julie Berhoeven on the collection’s spellbinding palette and prints. 

Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Show Platforms
Marc Jacobs spring ’17 platforms.
CREDIT: Rodin Banica/Fairchild.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Show Platforms
Marc Jacobs spring ’17 platforms.
CREDIT: Rodin Banica/Fairchild.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Show Platforms
Marc Jacobs spring ’17 platforms.
CREDIT: Rodin Banica/Fairchild.

Front Row: Courtney Love, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sofia Coppola, Zosia Mamet, Malin Ackerman, Whoopi Goldberg

Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Show Platforms
Bella Hadid walking the Marc Jacobs runway.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Show Platforms
Kendall Jenner walking the Marc Jacobs runway.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

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