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Monday Muse: Bianca Jagger Inspires Trina Turk Fall 2013

Bianca Jagger

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Bianca Jagger is known for burning up the dance floor at Studio54, rubbing shoulders with Warhol and playing muse to her favorite musicians (ahem), designers and artists back in her heyday — and the heyday of disco. But her iconic style is still influencing designers today. For her debut at Lincoln Center, Trina Turk channeled the ’70s glam icon for a collection that brought her away from her sunshine-filled Palm Springs ethos and into the limelight of New York Fashion Week.

Bianca Jagger is most well-known for marrying a certain rock star, but it is her look — in addition to her headline catching antics — that have given the icon her notoriety. Whether she was draped in languid jersey as one of Halston’s leading ladies or giving Mick a female counterpart in tailored jackets from YSL, she turned heads. It didn’t deter the paparazzi when she was arriving at Studio54 via horse or divorcing her rock star husband, either. Today, Jagger is more sedate in her style as she channeled her energy into being a prominent activist for human rights in South America and around the world. But the world remembers her veiled-hat-and-wedding-dress combination as well as her penchant for baring skin and slinking around after dark in the fashion world’s most forward-leaning looks. Today, when a girl slips into an artfully draped dress that looks like it’ll fall off at any moment or a wide-legged trouser suit, she’s channeling Bianca in true sartorial spirit.

Trina Turk Fall 2013

There are always a few well-known labels that eschew the pomp and circumstance of New York Fashion Week.

Until this past February, Trina Turk was one of them. But the label made its debut at Lincoln Center and, in high style, showed the fashion in-crowd that Trina Turk is more than just Palm Springs pretty. Instead of relying on her Slim Aaron-inspired resort wear and colorful print mixing (she left that to her Banana Republic collab last year), Turk showed the New York crowd that her label could be just as grown up as the other designers showing at the tents. To do so, she emphasized mixed tweeds (huge exploded proportions paired with micro prints), men’s tailoring and Bianca Jagger-style decadence. Fur coats (a Jagger go-to) were pieced together from lamb and rabbit, and models sported floppy Bianca hats and jumpsuits that were available for night and day.

Trina Turk Fall 2013

There was a desert feel to some of the pieces, too, as if Bianca needed a trip to Canyon Ranch to recuperate from a few too many nights at the Studio. Turk made sure that her girl had everything she needed for work and play. And if she played as hard as Bianca, Turk threw in some oversized glasses to hide the evidence of it all. Turk’s loyal clientele won’t have to look hard for their wear-with-everything wide-leg pants or their favorite bow blouses, because they were all accounted for, too, along with a slew of new must-haves, including statement necklaces, leather jackets and Jagger-approved boots. Throw on this grown up version of Trina Turk and you might just nab yourself a rock star of your own.