Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid Rock Rainbow Dreadlocks Inspired by Lana Wachowski at Marc Jacobs NYFW Sh
By Antoinette Bueno
Talk about pushing the envelope.
As expected, Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and more big names all walked the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 show at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, but they still managed to shock thanks to the designer's in-your-face choice of get-ups.
The models all wore multi-colored dreadlocks piled high on top of their heads along with bright ensembles -- complete with thigh-high socks and dangerously high platforms -- evocative of rave culture.
Check out 20-year-old Kendall's fierce runway strut.
BFFs Gigi and Kendall had some fun posing backstage together, with Gigi, 21, rocking a patchwork coat.
Kloss, 24, sported a camouflage peplum top.
But it's 19-year-old Bella who had the raciest outfit by far, exposing her nipples in a sheer white dress underneath a bedazzled coat.
Thankfully, Bella proved to be a pro in her precarious heels, after taking a tumble at the Michael Kors spring 2017 runway show on Wednesday. Though after taking a closer look at the gigantic platforms the models were walking in on Thursday, we totally wouldn't have blamed her.
And despite all those big names, the dreadlocks were clearly the star of the show. The colorful hairstyle was inspired by the signature look of Matrix director Lana Wachowski, who also served as the face of the brand in January.
"This season's ad campaign represents a series of connected events; a visual narrative," Jacobs Instagrammed alongside a pic of 51-year-old Lana in January. "It is a personal diary of people who have and continue to inspire me and open my mind to different ways of seeing and thinking."
As for the actual hair in the show, it was created by an Etsy seller named Jen from Palatka, Florida, who was approached by famed hair stylist Guido Palau. Jacobs sent a picture of Lana to Palau, who in turn spent weeks searching on the Internet for a seller who could provide her the hair in a variety of different colors, Palau tells New York magazine.
Jen and her daughter ended up hand dying over 12,500 yards of yarn in 300 different shades just for the show.
"Even the simple act of being. She pushed all these fence posts out and, so in a lot of ways, I was just following in her footsteps," Lilly said of her sister. "It was almost like she had her snowplow out and all these channels started opening up for me."
"I say, you have to be true to yourself," Lana herself told ET exclusively at the Jupiter Ascending premiere in February 2015. "When you encounter people, whether they're racists or they're homophobic or their transphobic, what you realize is that those people are actually more controlled by social convention than you are."
"In a way, once you accept who you are, you are will always be more free than they are," she continued.