Red embroidery shaped their torsos and luminous brocades cascaded down their backs. The models glided down the runway of the Plaza's hall, their faces glowing, their hair just messy enough to conjure up images of nymphs emerging from a wood.
The gatekeepers lose control when trampled by aficionados armed only with their iPhone, their autonomy and their attitude. The new fashion elite aren't beholden to anyone -- and they tweet and post what they really think, loyalties be damned.
Upon entering, we made our way toward the open bar, which included bartenders dancing around in Johnson's signature tutu's, and we then engaged in some cryptic and convoluted conversation with Betsey which included a few fashion tips. Wait, did she call me Elvis?
This rookie's show may not have delivered the polish of a Michael Kors or the production of a Diane Von Furstenberg, but for all it's lows it had achieved the ultimate high: connecting with an audience.
Even though I'm older and I'm not exactly a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world anymore, like many others, I am still pretty lucky to have had the Barbie experience at Fashion Week.
We checked in with a few of our favorite editors to get a preview of what they've been wearing this past week. Trend trackers, take note -- this is almost as big as what's on the runway.
At the beginning of Fashion Week, I pondered the eternal question of how many times you can wear a dress you love before it becomes problematic. At the end of Fashion Week, my thoughts turn to one of modern life's great paradoxes: how, in our hyper-connected lives, do we disconnect from our devices and reconnect with ourselves? READ MORE
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The line is designed for ladies like me who love fashion, but don't want to overspend. Every item in the Kamali Kulture line is affordably priced at under $100. There are plenty of little black dresses in the collection plus the designer's trademark all in one top.
Designer Michelle Smith showed off her Milly Fall 2012 collection at Lincoln Center, affirming for her that fall is not a somber season, but rather one that pops with vibrant colors.
All in all, I'm happy to get a three-day weekend after a grueling few weeks of no sleep, parties, bookings and complete craziness. So, I love you fashion week. Happy for you to return in September, but for now? See ya.
We don't know if the increasing overlap between art and web analytics is making culture better or worse. Either way, we wish more people were talking about it.
From the bold red and black buffalo prints that kicked off the show to the natty tweed and perfectly tailored leather dress to the divinely simple and sexy evening gowns, this is a show that covered every moment of Michael Kors' customer's life.
The Chicago native, who has described her style as "preppy sportswear with punches of fun," knows how to pick out ideal spots to cool her heels between shows.
A casual sweep of the nearly two hundred people in the audience revealed a house divided. Many were there to congratulate Laquan Smith, but some were there to critique.
You can't start a conversation about NYFW Fall 2012 accessories without mentioning the fabulously crazy fur hats at the Marc Jacobs show last night. Whether you were inspired or simply entertained by their intentional oversize, you have to agree with me-- they made a statement! And that is the beauty of accessories on the runway; they most often make the obvious point about a collection, in this case Marc's play on oversize and the Dickens era.