Marc Jacobs' Party Dress Code Must Be Seen to Be Believed
Marc Jacobs-hosted party requires you 'DRESS TO KILL'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2015 10:59 AM CDT
The Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – Marc Jacobs is hosting a Fashion Week release party next month for Gloss—a book about fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim, "whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s and reflected the fashionable underworld living life on the edge," according to its description. If that sounds a bit intense to you, well, then you probably won't be too surprised to hear that the dress code for the party is epic. Per an invitation received by Yahoo Style:

  • "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."

Two reactions:

  • The Week dubs it quite possibly "the most outrageous dress code of all time," noting it "sounds like the fever dream of someone who fell asleep watching Studio 54."
  • At New York magazine, Dayna Evans has written up her own fever dream, a nearly 700-word missive imagining her get-up for the event: "FOUR VINTAGE PEPPER SHAKERS STUFFED INTO A BRASSIERE," "THE KEYS TO AN IMPOUNDED LAMBORGHINI," and "TED CRUZ BITCHFACE" are included.