14 times Mary McFadden got you covered, boo.

Concerned with your spring looks? Confused with your wardrobe choices for the new season? Now you can stop worrying! Because the High Priestess of American fashion has got you covered, boo!

Read about the fourteen times Mary McFadden showed us how it is really done!


That time Mary McFadden embroidered a terrific cropped bolero-jacket and made us feel real rich

Mary McFadden Java collection, photographed by Sam Haskins, c. 1990s.
Mary McFadden Java collection, photographed by Sam Haskins, c. 1990s.

That time Mary McFadden showed us how to wear one single, oversized earring while looking altogether demure.

Mary McFadden, photographed by Richard Avedon, New York, 18 November 1980.
Mary McFadden, photographed by Richard Avedon, New York, 18 November 1980.

That time Mary McFadden was chilling in her apartment wearing THIS because Mary McFadden likes to keep things simple.

Mary McFadden in her Park Avenue apartment, c. late 1970s.
Mary McFadden in her Park Avenue apartment, c. late 1970s.

That time Mary McFadden smothered her models with gold foundation and had them looking like some obscure deities from an ancient past because it’s either that or bust.

Fashion by Mary McFadden, photographed by Tom Concordia, c. 1990s.
Fashion by Mary McFadden, photographed by Tom Concordia, c. 1990s.

That time Mary McFadden looked stately at the Metropolitan Museum and reminded us that there’s more to life than brunch and the other frivolities we concern ourselves with.

Mary McFadden by Salzano
Mary McFadden by Salzano

That time Mary McFadden said NO to normcore

Mary McFadden, fall-winter 1999 collection. Mongolian wedding gown with beading and embroidery.
Mary McFadden, fall-winter 1999 collection. Mongolian wedding gown with beading and embroidery.

That time Mary McFadden decided that there is really no point in wearing a necklace around your neck when you can actually wear it around your WHOLE torso.

Vogue US February 1978 by Arthur Elgort
Vogue US February 1978 by Arthur Elgort

That time Mary McFadden taught everyone that one does not need to gel-down one’s baby hair to look splendid. Mary McFadden was probably talking to you, FKA Twigs.

McFadden Modeling Turqoise Tibetan Earrings
McFadden Modeling Turqoise Tibetan Earrings

That time Mary McFadden was waiting for the pizza guy at home and then thought she should make herself comfortable for a cozy night in.

Mary McFadden in her apartment
Mary McFadden in her apartment

That time Mary McFadden suggested that collecting stamps and Pokemon cards is nice, but that’s not what Mary McFadden would do.

Mary McFadden in her New York apartment, photographed by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, c. early 1970s
Mary McFadden in her New York apartment, photographed by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, c. early 1970s

That time Mary McFadden went to visit her friend down the road and decided to put all the posers at all the fashion weeks in the world to shame.

Mary McFadden strolling in New York - via 40plusstyle.com
Mary McFadden strolling in New York – via 40plusstyle.com

That time Mary McFadden did this 35 years before Chanel SS2014

In Vogue February 1978
In Vogue February 1978

That time Mary McFadden was wow so surprised to be photographed at home by Horst, that Mary McFadden decided to go for a pared down look that makes our idea of chic look like a Heinz tinned soup.

McFadden by Horst, 1978
McFadden by Horst, 1978

That time Mary McFadden rolled up the sleeves of this quilted jacket because there’s pleasure and then there’s business.

Vogue February 1982, shot by Irving Penn
Vogue February 1982, shot by Irving Penn

By Matteo Sarti

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