The Clothes: This collection from Michael Kors confirms it: Stripes are a thing for spring. While Marc Jacobs went black and white, Kors chose super bright primary colors for his stripes. The mod 60s influenced both collections, but Jacobs’s version seemed new and forward thinking while Kors’s collection–sleek as it was–lacked that spark.
Kors called his collection “geometric glamour.” Striped tops were tucked into A-line skirts and skinny khakis, crisp trench dresses were accented with wide belts, and mod shifts were color blocked a la Mondrian. If the day wear felt a bit ho-hum, I did love the cut-out black evening wear which closed the show. That last number looked so damn good on Karlie Kloss (Then again, doesn’t everything? She’s proven she can rock a cut out black evening dress), but you could also see it on any of the starlets dotting the front row.
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was smooth, parted to the side, and down yet also somehow magically held back with an invisible pony tail band. Models were bare faced save for a swipe of blue eye shadow. Hmm, where have we seen that before?
The Soundtrack: A fashion-y remix of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.”
The Vibe: Sleek, polished.
The Front Row: Wowza. The most star studded front row we’ve seen all week. Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Katherine McPhee, Olivia Munn, Marisa Tomei, Camilla Belle, and Nina Arianda.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Gwyneth Paltrow in those black cut-out dresses.
WTF Moment: The constant and seemingly never-ending placement of A-list stars in the front row.