Co-ordinated ice queens Dakota Fanning, Rose Byrne and Maria Sharapova get caught up in Marc Jacobs" fashion fairytale


Co-ordinated ice queens Dakota Fanning, Rose

The Marc Jacobs show is undisputedly New York Fashion Week's hottest ticket. So it is little surprise that the designer attracted a healthy volume of celebrities on the front row last night.

Zoe Kravitz and Jared Leto were among the names in attendance, as were the very co-ordinated trio of Dakota Fanning, Rose /02/14/article-0-11BA65C2000005DC-945_196x548.jpg” width=”196″ height=”548″ alt=”Dakota Fanning” class=”blkBorder” />

Maria Sharapova

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Fashionable friends: Dakota poses with designer Marc Jacobs

And the famous faces were not disappointed. Mr Jacobs, famous for being a showman, put on a high-octane event themed around a fairytale.

The set, dressed to resemble a mystical forest was a perfect backdrop for his fall/winter collection.

Models wore oversized fur hats and embellished
big-buckle shoes a-la Brothers Grimm.

There
were hints of Victoriana, with bustles tacked on to some of the
dresses, and a sequined faux-fur coat that appeared to be covered in
snowflakes.

Zoe Kravitz

Dasha Zhukova

Jared Leto

Famous fans: Zoe Kravitz (left), Dasha Zhukova (centre) and Jared Leto (right) also attended

Lorenzo Martone and Rachel Zoe

Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills

Fashion meets music: Style industry mainstays Lorenzo Martone and Rachel Zoe (left) and Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince (aka Mr Kate Moss) of The Kills (right)

Nearly
hidden amid the onstage drama unfolding at the Lexington Avenue Armory
were beautiful pieces of outerwear and chic cocktail clothes.

The
palette had rich tones of purple and bottle green, with a good dose of
celebratory silver sparkle.

Mr Jacobs
continued to push fashion forward with fabrics that included sequin
holograms and tinsel tweed. And his Shetland wool stoles turned into a
trend for fall before the audience walked out the door.

Who's that girl Models at the Marc Jacobs show wore oversized hats of felt and fur and large-buckled shoes

Who's that girl Models at the Marc Jacobs show wore oversized hats of felt and fur and large-buckled shoes

Who's that girl Models at the Marc Jacobs show wore oversized hats of felt and fur and large-buckled shoes

Behind the drama: A closer look beyond the fairytale theme revealed tulip skirts and tailored, cropped trousers in a dazzling array of sparkle brocades, tweeds and knits

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Behind the drama: A closer look beyond the fairytale theme revealed tulip skirts and tailored, cropped trousers in a dazzling array of sparkle brocades, tweeds and knits

The guests, as ever, were in thrall to both the event and Mr Jacobs' latest collection.

Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of
InStyle magazine noted that he is so well-established now, he can get away with theatrics many lesser designers cannot.

'There's a set, there's an enormous sound system, great lighting. This is what a fashion “show” is supposed to be,' he said.

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Channelling the Brothers Grimm: Mr Jacobs, famous for being a showman, themed the event around a fairytale

Mr Rubenstein
said Mr Jacobs 'plays a game with the audience.

'He wants to know, can you
see what you need to see,' he explained. 'It's overtly over-styled on purpose because he
gets a rush from it. He's going to give you a great dress when it's on
its own, but he's not going to give it to you on its own.'

Among
Mr Rubenstein's favorite pieces were a black-and-white brocade jumper and
the finale dress, a patchwork of black pieces of silk.

Marc Jacobs

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