Whoever said book launch parties are tedious and boring evidently hasn't heard of designer Marc Jacobs.
Though his collection for Louis Vuitton – he was the creative director for the brand for 16 years – and his namesake label have mostly been chic and subtle, he likes it fun and crazy when it comes to parties.
Jacobs is hosting a very exclusive New York Fashion Week party to celebrate the launch of "Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim", a book about the 1970s photography legend whose pictures were the epitome of glitz and glamour and its flip-side. And keeping in tune with this glitz, the 52-year-old designer has decided on a pretty fancy and "interesting" dress code for the party.
According to Yahoo Style, which received the invite for the party, the dress code has been put out in all caps and is quite lengthy. It reads:
"STRICT DRESS TO KILL CODE WILL BE ENFORCED: FUR COATS OVER LINGERIE, LIP GLOSS, JERRY HALL SIDE-SWEPT HAIR, SEQUINS, GOLD LAMÉ TURBANS, PATTI HEARST SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY GEAR, ROGUE, ROLLERINA CHIC, SHEER HAREM PANTS, MINI SKIRTS AND MUSCULAR LEGS, PLATINUM RECORDS AS HEAD GEAR, SEQUINS, GRACE JONES BUTCH REALNESS, GLOSS-Y SKIN, BLEACHED EYEBROWS, SLITS, RIDING IN ON A WHITE HORSE, SEQUINS, SKY HIGH STILETTOS, MIRRORED AVIATORS, METAL MESH, COWL NECKLINE HALTERS, OR EYES OF LAURA MARS CHIC. NO FLAT SHOES. NO MATTE SURFACES. NO NATURAL LOOKS."
While "Riding on a White Horse" might be a bit much, lip gloss, Jerry Hall side swept hair, sequins and sky high stilettos sound quite fun.
Jacobs hasn't said anything about his choice of the dress code yet, but his close friend Roger Padilha revealed to New Now Next where the former gets his inspiration from.
"Marc and I used to go to go to a club called Jackie 60 in the 90s and it always had this insane dress code that you had to follow that matched the theme of whatever the party was that week–The doorgirls, Kitty Boots or Connie Girl, wouldn't let you in if you didn't adhere to it," Padilha, who has co-authored Gloss along with his brother Mauricio Padilha explained.
"Before that in the 70s, the Mindshaft had a dress code where you had to wear very specific things to get in. We were having a conversation about how great that was and how party goers really became part of the experience those clubs were trying to capture and how great it would be if our party did the same."
"Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim" will be released on 15 September.