Talk of the Tents
New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.
BloggersAnne Bratskeir Joseph V. Amodio Nina Ruggiero Barbara Schuler
Jill Stuart had English party girls on her mind at her show at the tents at Lincoln Center Saturday morning. We’re not talking debauched partiers, but aristocratic types who throw on a ritzy, little black dress of open cut lace, or a lacy short with a white, sheer man-tailored shirt for cocktails at the castle.
Proper little ties at the neck conveyed a formality, but the dress-centric collection...Read more »
Nigel Barker, host of Oxygen Network’s much buzzed-about new show “The Face,” loves his new gig -- maybe even more than his last as a judge on "America’s Next Top Model.”
And, apparently, he didn’t have time to be miffed at Tyra Banks for canning him.
“I wasn’t angry. To be honest, I had one week between being let go from the show and signing on with ‘The Face.’ I didn’t have a...Read more »
Nicole Miller is swiping from her guy’s closet for fall. Not sure what he’ll be left with, but you’ll look solid, strong, sexy. And always feminine, whether you’re wearing one of her menswear-inspired jackets paired with a soft, gathered skirt, or a charcoal dress gently draped to one side.
It’s no Nicole show, of course, without the inventive, unstoppable prints, and there’s no way not to...Read more »
The Fashion Week blizzard was really picking up — somehow pelting fashion’s faithful with snow, rain and face-stinging hail all at once — as the Rag & Bone show began on Friday. And maybe because of all that wet ruckus outside the runway seemed an oasis of quiet and cool.
The R&B blokes — Brit-born Marcus Wainwright and David Neville — sometimes churn out collections...Read more »
It’s not very often a designer admits wanting to scare you. Well, not scare, but Yigal Azrouël certainly wants to give you goosebumps. His collection hints of “danger” and a “chilling allure,” he writes in his program notes. Wear this gear and you’ll appear intriguing, maybe a little intimidating, he seems to say.
Nowhere is this more apparent than his bold, brazen outerwear. A massive, burgundy...Read more »
Live music from the aptly named “Wild Club” band opened the packed-to-the-rafters Rebecca Minkoff show at the tents Friday afternoon, where the designer’s vision of “sophisticated grunge” was rendered in an appealing and delightfully quirky way.
More than grungy, there was a subversive note to Minkoff’s girls – school uniforms turned a little naughty: an elongated short in black leather, a...Read more »
While most New Yorkers were alarmed at the news of an approaching blizzard this week, designer Rebecca Minkoff had to worry about her Friday afternoon show.
"I said, 'Please Lord let it be bad at night and not this morning,'" Minkoff said. And she lucked out -- Nicky Hilton, Ashlee Simpson, Shenae Grimes, Coco Rocha and many others still made it to Lincoln Center to see her fall...Read more »
At Carmen Marc Valvo’s stellar show on Friday at the tents, our seatmate, the celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch (a Long Islander, by the way), checked off the run-of-show like a grocery list.
“Ohhhh,” he swooned, over the show-opening coat comprised of black square patent leather tiles. “I need that coat on Tuesday for celebrity X who’s going to the Beyoncé premiere.”
And so it went, as...Read more »
This Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week marks Kate Spade New York’s 20th anniversary, and the collection was a classic Manhattan celebration, Studio 54 style.
Retro A-line skirts, cigarette pants and polished coats come alive with polka dots, leopard spots and city-inspired prints in candy pink and purple hues. Handbags range from playful clutches (yellow ones scream “Taxi!”) to ladylike satchels...Read more »
Jason Wu has shown his collection downtown for the past few seasons but this time around he moved on up to Park Avenue to present his beautifully tailored, cohesive collection of sportswear and evening looks.
The irony of course, is that Wu, who famously dressed Michelle Obama for the inaugural ball twice, showed on Friday, in the very space where Oscar de la Renta, the go-to first lady guy...Read more »