Last week Pratt’s most promising graduating seniors showcased their works to a packed house at the Metropolitan Pavilion on W.18th St. Hamish Bowles was also presented with Pratt’s Fashion Icon Award that day–this is when Diane von Furstenberg, upon presenting him with his award, called him a “closet butch.” But what having Hamish Bowles as the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award meant for Pratt’s design students was that the entire Vogue team, including Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington were front row to view their collections. As was Daphne Guinness, wearing a veil, gold leggings (that looked exactly like a look that would come down the runway from student Sarah Lind), heel-less heels, and giant knuckle rings on every finger.
I’d be scared shitless if I were one of those Pratt students about to showcase their blood sweat and tears in front of Anna Wintour. Of course, the students turned it out.
Here are some of the strongest looks from the 112th annual Pratt fashion show (yes, it’s been going on for that long). Elisha Rho presented my favorite collection, and the graduating senior’s got an impressive resume to back up her talent–she’s worked for Marchesa, Jason Wu, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors.