“Be your own oasis … an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty,” read the intro to Diane von Furstenberg’s notes at her Sunday afternoon show at Lincoln Center. Suffice it to say, “serenity” was not in the mix (not that this was a bad thing).
Von Furstenberg’s show was a happy, rollicking affair -- celebs lining the front row bopping in their seats to this summer’s biggest pop hits. The scene was upbeat, energetic and feisty.
A dramatic red chili pepper-colored stretch gown featuring ropes at the sides that held it together and a crisp white sheath with red ties draping down the shoulder read fresh. A glorious turquoise floor length number hugged the model’s every curve. There was a smart-looking wrap dress (but of course!) of denim and black lace. Famous for her prints, von Furstenberg delivered python patterns and a cool leather crop top and flared skirt in faux cork. Orange landscape prints were dotted with lions, giraffes and zebras and gave off an African safari vibe. Von Furstenberg herself donned one of these for her runway walk.
But that was not before Naomi Campbell strutted that last look of the show -- a black, gold and white knit macramé sleeveless shift dress. The crowd went absolutely wild.