Miley Cyrus walks in NYFW at Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 Show

Miley Cyrus walks in NYFW at Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 Show

Cyrus is claiming her spot as a present day style icon, from wearing vintage Dior by John Galliano to walking the runway at Marc Jacobs.

Cyrus is claiming her spot as a present day style icon, from wearing vintage Dior by John Galliano to walking the runway at Marc Jacobs.

Text: Paul Madley

The Marc Jacobs show is one of the most anticipated shows in New York Fashion Week. Season after season, Jacob's doesn't disappoint. It was a stellar show with a dramatic presentation, however, the biggest surprise came when Miley Cyrus walked the runway.

Having already made headlines earlier that day, wearing red vintage PVC Dior pants, Cyrus looked incredible rocking a black bralette, tailored pants, and black leather gloves. The singer took to the runway dragging behind her a zebra-print coat walking with model partner, Juno Mitchell who was dressed in a double-breasted tux.

Cyrus killed it with her confident walk. Taking to Instagram after the show, Cyrus posted a video of herself walking with a caption that read, “genius design and execution” referring to Jacobs. The pair have a long-standing history of working together on creative projects.

In 2013, they collaborated on a T-shirt for charity — it showed a nude Cyrus with the slogan, “Protect the Skin You’re In”. The same year, Cyrus also wore Marc Jacobs to the Met Gala. In an interview from around the same time, Cyrus said that Jacobs is her “fashion mentor”.  In addition, she says, “[Marc] brought me into fashion...when I was 16. [My look] has to be sexy and strong and that’s what I feel like with fashion; I feel like Marc does that so well. There’s definitely something amazing about being so lady-like yet being so punk.”

In 2016 they collaborated on a limited series of portraits by the New York-based artist Marilyn Minter, which made thousands of dollars for the Women’s Healthcare Organization. Then last year the pair teamed up again to design a sweatshirt in support of Planned Parenthood. They created a pink hoodie that read, “Don’t F—k With My Freedom.” In the ad campaign, we saw Miley licking a cake iced with the words, “Abortion Is Healthcare.”

Other noticeable models on the Marc Jacobs runway were Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Lily McMenamy (daughter of legendary, Kristen McMenamy). The show was styled by Fashion Editor Katie Grand, and Karole Armitage created the theatrical dance performance. Pat McGrath directed the beauty looks, painted lips and a classic black wing were all the models needed.

Take a look at some of the candid backstage moments in the slideshow below.

Miley Cyrus at Marc Jacobs Fall 2020
Credits: Images courtesy of Marc Jacobs

UP NEXT

The Joy and Exuberance of Puppets and Puppets