Fittingly for a man known for his love of theatrics, the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 runway show was held at the famed Ziegfeld Theater and was the closing show at New York Fashion Week.

And so it was that Jacobs created a bombastic collection that was a patriotic display of Americana and an ode to classic cinema crafted as if seen through the eyes of John Waters, with Beth Ditto incarnating the role of Divine.  Stars and Stripes sparkled on a fringe festooned jacket. Red, white, and blue came in 4th of July firework embroideries, as striped pants and as geometric sequins on pleated skirts. Then there were the 40’s inspired sailor suits topped off with sequined swans stitched into the back and varsity letterman jackets covered in patches and the word rainbow written across the shoulders.

This was America at its most exuberant. It was also audacious, brash, and dramatic. But best of all, it was original.

Go behind-the-scenes at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 runway show as Marc reveals his inspiration for the collection and theatrical premiere from the iconic Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.