Theyskens' Theory Spring 2013

The Clothes: Olivier Theyskens took a decidedly more sophisticated turn this season. Gone were the baggy jeans, and denim hot pants and in their stea
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The Clothes: Olivier Theyskens took a decidedly more sophisticated turn this season. Gone were the baggy jeans, and denim hot pants and in their stea
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The Clothes: Olivier Theyskens took a decidedly more sophisticated turn this season. Gone were the baggy jeans, and denim hot pants and in their stead were expertly tailored pantsuits and form-fitting shift dresses. Of course, because this is Theyskens, this wasn't your average workwear attire--the suits, which were either roomy or super-fitted, had a carefree 'tude to them. The shift dresses, which looked almost run-of-the-mill from the front, were jazzed up with inventive details, like slits at the side and a back that ingeniously billowed out (though the front was fitted). It was the kind of wardrobe that a downtown cool girl might wear, once she's made it as CEO of a big company. As always, Theyskens had a lot of fun with unexpected textures: There were nubby wools, structured sheer dresses, a white fabric with circular appliques, a white gown with sequined appliques, and of course, lots of silks and leather. In fact, one look, which resembled a full-leather suit, was actually waxed cotton pants and shirt paired with a leather jacket.

The Hair & Makeup: The makeup was bare save for a smoky pink-tinged eye. As for hair...is it just us or was it inspired by Theyskens' new short 'do?

The Soundtrack: Mykki Bianco & Brenmar: Wavvy, Lueke: Tape 1.2, Jan Driver: Distortion For Strings, Finale / Grimes: Oblivion.

The Vibe: Held at the James A. Farley Post Office Building, the show space was cavernous and insanely dark--so dark, in fact that it was almost hard to spot all the A-list celebs (of which there were many).

The Front Row: Julianne Hough, Doutzen Kroes, Kate Bosworth, Liz Goldwyn, Anna Dello Russo, Leandra Medine, BryanBoy and Rumi Neely

WTF Moment: Being directed through a black-curtained hallway that was so dark it reminded me of Sleep No More.

Photos: IMAXTREE