>> In a show venue like the inside of a lab — white walls and floor, white benches, and bright, bright lights — which caused for a sweltering experience — Marc Jacobs sent out his theater and romance-inspired Spring 2010 collection. Anna Wintour arrived twenty minutes early from the US Open — she ended up missing Roger Federer lose — and despite rumors that the show was to be celeb-free, Madonna and Jesus Luz took their seats and Lady Gaga, arriving mid-show, stood in the photographer's pit with Lorenzo Martone. Marc later told WWD that he hadn't invited either, but Madonna called three hours before the show — "after working with her [on the Louis Vuitton campaign] I couldn't say no" — and same goes for Gaga, who is performing at Marc and V Magazine's party tonight.
Jessica Stam and Suvi Koponen both walked for the first time this Fashion Week — in fact, instead of breaking new faces as his usually does, Marc stuck mostly to the familiars: Iris Strubegger opened, Kamila Filipcikova closed. The girls had on geisha-style makeup and topknots, and there was lots of femininity — pearl embellishments, lingerie layered over suits, ruffles — and a few surprises — scrunchies and kitten keels, for instance. Full play-by-play here.