Fashion history will come vibrantly alive when Marc Jacobs and Hamish Bowles explore their shared vintage fascination by way of pieces from the editor’s important fashion collection at this year’s Forces of Fashion—and you are invited to join in the fun.
Lately Instagram has been the platform the designer has used to share not only his drip fits but also to display the real joy he finds in fashion. That celebratory spirit animated all of his runway shows, whether they were inspired by the leggy Space Age aesthetic of André Courrèges, or the quirky humor of Elsa Schiaparelli. Jacobs has an uncanny ability to select and spin a reference in such a way that the haute becomes h-o-t.
Bowles, Vogue’s International Editor at Large, is one of the few people who can match Jacobs’s knowledge of fashion history. Bowles began buying costumes as a young boy and started to focus on designer fashion as a tween. He has built an important collection, pieces of which are regularly on loan to museums around the world.