The Clothes: Maybe Charlotte Ronson was really excited about the Summer Olympics, because her collection for this spring was very Sporty Spice-y. On the runway: ladylike silhouettes made interesting with mesh panels; silky printed athletic shorts; peplum-ed floral applique dresses accented with edgy leather track pants-like striping; leather bralettes (sports bras!); racer back details; and even a tennis ensemble-inspired lemon-yellow and baby-blue-piped fishtail skirt suit. Random observation: Ronson worked sheer polka dotted paneling into some pieces–the one cut-out shoulder dress totally gave me déjà vu of Molly Ringwald’s DIY prom dress from the 80’s teen classic Pretty in Pink.
The Hair & Makeup: The just out of the gym locker room shower look: Middle parted textured waves and natural, fresh faced complexions.
The Soundtrack: Samantha Ronson custom party remixes, naturally. And true to the DJ’s era-spanning taste in music, the pre-show lineup included Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’ (Everytime You’re Near)” and the Bee Gees.
The Vibe: Total of-the-moment nightclub complete with the paparazzi going bananas over the party girls.
The Front Row: The return of Paris Hilton, plus, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, Anna Sophia Robb, Monet Mazur, Alexa Ray Joel, Tinsley Mortimer, Angela Simmons, Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons.
Celebrities We’d Most Like to See Wearing This Collection: Sporty Spice, the Williams sisters and Andie Walsh.
WTF Moment: Um, what is going on with Rodge’s long, shaggy hair? And is Rachel okay with this?
Classiest Functional Family Moment: Exes Russell Simmons and ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons happily posing for photos and sitting in the front row together with their children.