Our New York Fashion Week Diary

| March 21, 2017 | Parties National

Nothing is more exciting for me than a new season at New York Fashion Week. Our fashion follies would not have been possible without our own head-turning Genesis G90, which whisked us from collection to collection with the stunning sleekness of even the most perfect supermodels. This car was crucial to arriving in style for the marquis event in the fashion world. Some of the standouts of the week were the 100,000 live orchids lining the walls of Ralph Lauren at his stunning in-store show as mechanical motorized butterflies flapped their wings. Unusual ways of showing collections seemed to be a mantra this year—from Sally LaPointe and Yeezy’s digital projections to Alexander Wang’s circuslike party in an abandoned Harlem theater to the calm and sophisticated luncheons offered by Lela Rose and Cinq à Sept. Forgoing the over-the-top productions of previous years, however, Marc Jacobs stripped the show to its bare essentials. Folding chairs, an edited guest list and models showcasing his love of early hip-hop contributed to one of his most finger-on-the-pulse collections in years. There was no music, and no lights or no cameras were allowed inside. Once outside, the show was flipped on its head, as models took pictures of attendees instead of the other way around. Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung and Christian Siriano featured models who broke the mold and redefined our idea of the typical “catwalk coat hanger.” The appearance of these women on the runway was treated with a shrug of normalcy, which may have been the strongest statement of all. –James Aguiar

prabal gurung photos by dan lecca; sally lapointe photo by kevin tachman; ralph lauren photo courtesy of ralph lauren; marc jacobs photo courtesy of marc jacobs; lela rose photo by taylor jewell; genesis g90 photo courtesy of genesis; michael kors photo courtesy of michael kors


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