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By now you’ve seen the videos of Gwendoline Christie swanning down the grand staircase in Marc Jacobs’s Madison Avenue store wearing a rainbow confection by Tomo Koizumi. Christie kicks out each leg to avoid tripping on her flared, angel-pink pants. Her left hand, wrapped up in orange and red fabric like a carnation, glides across the railing. With black platform shoes on, she is something like 8 feet tall. Lou Reed is playing on the sound system and a call of Brits is hooting and hollering for their friend’s first runway turn in New York. It was one of those pinch-me fashion moments. And it almost never happened. Just four weeks ago, Tomo Koizumi was at his home in Tokyo, working as a co... Full story

11 February