Marc Jacobs returns to the runway in a major moment for the industry. Jacobs had previously opted out of virtual fashion weeks since February 2020. His most recent collection, Fall 2020, didn’t go into production due to the Global pandemic.
“To be honest, I don’t know what we’ll be doing or when we’ll be starting,” he said in April 2020 during an interview with British Vogue’s Edward Enninful at the four-day virtual conference called Vogue Global Conversations. “To design a collection, I need my team. And my team needs to look at fabric, and those fabrics come from Italy. We travel. [There are] a lot of things that go on.”
On a hot Monday night in June, Jacobs’ show took place at the New York Public Library with models like Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber. “On the journey back to doing what we love most, in the wake of immeasurable loss, loneliness, fear, anxiety and uncertainty, I am reminded of why creativity is so vital to our existence,” Jacobs wrote in the show notes, explaining how the pandemic pause was a chance to reflect on what works and what has meaning — in life and, presumably, in one’s closet.
Watch the full runway show below.