Fresh off her critically mixed tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys, a virtually unrecognizable Lady Gaga walked the runway at the Marc Jacobs show to close New York Fashion Week.
Slipped discreetly into the lineup, showcasing No. 20 out of the 65 looks comprising Jacobs' fall 2016 collection, the petite singer — who, at 5-foot-1, is shorter than most models — wore an oversized dark blue coat with fur on the sleeves, a pale green silk bow blouse, and towering silver wedge boots.
Like the other models in the show, her platinum hair was crimped flapper-style in finger waves, and she wore heavy goth-like eyeliner and dark lipstick.
Gaga, labeled in the Marc Jacobs look book merely as "Stefani" (her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), received no applause or outsized recognition from the audience as she walked the circular runway route directly behind Kendall Jenner. "We thought we would make each girl a show unto herself," Jacobs said.
In program notes, Jacobs said the collection was inspired by Japanese musician Keiji Haino, known for his use of the concept of Ma, which has been described as "the haunted spaces between the notes." The collection seemed fit for a goth princess, with big coats, full skirts, dramatic capes, and feather-embellished gowns in dark shades.
At the end of the show, Jacobs took a runway bow in a black T-shirt emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton. On the front row, Vogue editor Anna Wintour wore a similar T-shirt in white, with Clinton's face in red, and white and blue sparkles, which Jacobs had designed.
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