“An ode to time-travel—the remarkably together and tough Joanna Lumley in 70s sci-fi detective time-travel series, Sapphire and Steel, is the jumping-off point for the season,”stated Walker’s show notes. “A young Karen Walker watched in awe, as Sapphire guarded the order and integrity of time, all the while being a beacon of chic.”

Karen Walker, fall/winter 2015.
Karen Walker, fall/winter 2015.
Image: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

This Sapphire and Steel show looks utterly bonkers. There appear to be full episodes on YouTube and it’s available on Amazon.

Greg Lauren: The bar from Star Wars

Seventies nostalgia runs deep through fashion at the moment, but Greg Lauren won points for the specificity and weirdness of his reference; after his show he told Quartz that the bar scene from Star Wars was a particular point of reference.

You can skip to 4:15 in the video above, or just go ahead and watch the whole movie.

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Greg Lauren Fall 2015
Image: Aria Isadora/BFA NYC

Only, as Obi-Wan says, “Watch your step, this place can be a little rough.”

J.Crew: Artists and bon vivants of swinging London

A Checkered Past, by Peter Schlesinger.
A Checkered Past, by Peter Schlesinger.

“The women’s Fall/Winter 15 collection was inspired by Peter Schlesinger’s book Checkered Past,”said Tom Mora, J.Crew’s head of design for womenswear. “He captured his friends, including David Hockney, Tina Chow, Paloma Picasso, Eric Boman and Cecil Beaton in the 1960’s and 70’s.”

Indeed, there are the jaunty, multi-textural layers and strong lemon yellow repeated throughout J.Crew’s collection. Maybe mismatched socks like Cecil Beaton’s will be next.

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J.Crew, fall/winter 2015.
Image: Courtesy, J.Crew

This is a good reminder to return to the work not only of Schlesinger—who is a sculptor as well as a photographer—but also to the artists whose lives he documented. David Hockney, for example, has a new exhibition of his iPad drawings on display near Leeds, England.

Marc Jacobs: A fearsome and fabulous fashion editor

Marc Jacobs, whose show is the week’s grand finale, told Style.com that the late, legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland was this season’s muse.

“She got the whole fashion thing,” he said. “Being decisive, being so excitable, and then being as passionate and dismissive about the very same thing the next day.”

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Marc Jacobs, fall/winter 2015.
Image: Getty Images/Slaven Vlasic

If you’re not familiar with Vreeland’s eccentric, inimitable, and powerful voice, now is the time. Jacobs said he’d been reading her book of Memos. The 2011 documentary about Vreeland, The Eye Has To Travelwill certainly make a welcome escape from our frigid New York winter.


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