When attending a show like BCBG Max Azria, you can expect an onslaught of pseudo-celebs, advertising-friendly editors and of course, a whole lot of color blocking. Yesterday’s 10am show was no exception. And while the crush of photogs angled for a glimpse of front row showgoers including Giada de Laurentiis, Maria Menounos and Erin Wasson, the beauty of the show was in the delicious details:
1. Leandra “Man Repeller” Medine, who proudly rocked her engagement ring, compared front row “arm parties” with WWD‘s Rachel Strugatz. “Two extra phone chargers,” she told us of essentials for surviving a packed NYFW schedule, which mainly consists of shows “most relevant” to her site. “For example,” she further explained, “if Prabal conflicted with Herve Leger, I’d go to Prabal. On second thought, no matter what conflicts with Herve, I’ll probably have to go to the other show.” To be sure, there’s nothing man repelling about a skin tight sex kitteny Herve Leger bandage dress.
2. Erin Wasson, who was on hand to do some interviews backstage, knows one way to curb mid-show munchies: “I like Lunchables,” she told us while seatmate Cory Kennedy ribbed, “Snacks! Snacks! Snack attack!” Specifically, “The ham and cheese and crackers kind.”
3. Meow! Front-row bloggers Hanneli Mustaparta and The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel both donned cat-faced sweatshirts [Ed. note: they're Glamour x Opening Ceremony]. When the show concluded, the former loped backstage, while the latter, who looks so much like 90210‘s Jessica Stroup it’s alarming, mingled out front.
4. Early morning tent dwellers included Elle‘s Kate Davidson Hudson (in white Stella McCartney slacks), who graciously posed for photogs, and Elle expat Kyle Anderson, who lived up to his reputation in expensive-looking duds (read: jewel-adorned creepers) and a superbly styled bouffant.
5. Oh, and the collection. BCBG’s fall line was a kaleidoscope of colors, including marigold and burgundy, but somehow didn’t feel overwhelming. Fur-adorned outerwear was the strongest element (though it did feel a little reminiscent of Derek Lam’s fall 2010 collection), but pleated, semi-sheer frocks, jumpsuits (“I love jumpsuits!” squealed Giada de Laurentiis) blended harmoniously with the brand’s trademark sexy, yet tenable, fashions.