Talk of the Tents
New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.
BloggersAnne Bratskeir Joseph V. Amodio Nina Ruggiero Barbara Schuler
Tommy Hilfiger’s show at the Park Avenue Armory on Sunday must have achieved a new record -- for longest runway. Ever. It was like an airstrip, stretching out for what seemed like miles.
But then, Hilfiger is an old hand at injecting some theatrical flair into what is, at heart, very traditional clothing. For fall, he borrowed heavily from menswear (not so surprising) and some mod elements...Read more »
For all the chatter about Zac Posen having once been the “enfant terrible” of fashion -- ohhh, his meteoric rise and, alas, mystifying fall (hey, the economy hit a lot of designers hard) -- Posen in many ways has a strong, traditionalist streak. Which may be why he’s managed to not completely go under, but eke it out season after season. Indeed, his dresses seem to be popping up on the red carpet...Read more »
Vivienne Tam celebrated the Chinese New Year at her Sunday night show with a Pop Art- and punk-inspired collection of graphic prints in bold colors -- black, red, white.
Take the first look, which spoke volumes of what was to come. The model wore a black jacket with leather sleeves and a “Pop Culture Obama” print -- that’s right, the president’s face multiplied many times over, as if in a...Read more »
Let’s start with the finish. After a decade of making her finale walk with a creative director by her side, Diane von Furstenberg took to the runway alone. She wasn’t a bit shy, mouthing the words; “I’m everywoman, oh, oh, oh,” to the blasting disco anthem.
It said a lot about the collection called “Glam Rock,” which more than referenced the '70s high life (and we mean high) intertwining a...Read more »
First off, there was a cat (yep, a real one) on the catwalk at Tracy Reese’s show. Lily, a 4-year-old Siamese Blue Point rescue cat, took to the arms of a model wearing a bright floral frock who carried the feline. Reportedly, the cat was supposed to walk down the runway on a leash, but got a little scared – yep, a scaredy cat. Cats aren’t that good on leashes, but pet food brand Purina ONE, which...Read more »
Model Coco Rocha, 24, arrived at the Herve Leger show at New York Fashion Week on Saturday morning after the fresh snowstorm in a little blue dress, cut-out back blazer and sky-high heels, and the Canadian beauty didn't get what all the fuss was about.
"I don't know why everyone's complaining because I'm Canadian," she said. "I don't know what happened to the world yesterday,...Read more »
"Project Runway" season 10 finalist and Long Islander Christopher Palu didn't have the pressure of showing at New York Fashion Week this February, and he enjoyed his role as a spectator.
"There were a lot of highs and lows and a lot of cohesion, and like every fashion show, there is that," he said of the season 11 finale Friday at Lincoln Center.
Although the designers...Read more »
Los Angeles-based designer Trina Turk is a California girl through and through, but this February she decided to take on New York Fashion Week for the first time in the 17 years since she started her brand. "It's really exciting," Turk told Newsday. "We had a great team working on this show and it all went very smoothly. I'm very happy with the way our lovely girls look." The...Read more »
If there’s been one show, so far, that’s brought out the lust factor of the assembled fashion flock, it may well be DKNY.
With frosty temps and slushy streets, nothing seemed more appealing than the brand’s oversized bomber coat, a cushy elongated job of neoprene, that hit below the knee, and looked as warm as all get-out. Seatmates on both sides at the show whispered, “I want that.”
There’s...Read more »
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