The Clothes: Tory Burch goes a teeny bit boho. Tory's ladylike silhouettes--fitted skirts, longer hems, immaculate jackets--were all there but with a bit of embellishment. Ethnic beading, mirrored pieces, and raw fringe hung from jackets and accessories. The overall tone of the show was sunny--sunflower yellow pieces opened the show and the happy palette continued for the whole show. Some of the pieces were made from one-of-a-kind hand-dyed fabrics made in Guinea.
What the Line Sheet Said: "American prep remix. We were thinking about a stylish magpie who picks up special pieces while traveling around the world and always mixes them with classic sportswear."
The Hair & Makeup: FINALLY! Some interesting hair to drool over. Eugene Souleiman gave the girls perfectly messy fishtail braids meant to look like... wait for it... wheat. The girls had two braids--often one was hanging straight down the back and one casually draped to the front of the shoulder. The faces were natural.
The Vibe: When we walked into Lincoln Center to go to Avery Fisher Hall, we were greeted by a massive performance art piece featuring people in flowy white outfits walking around the fountain in time to drum beats. Once inside, however, the vibe was decidedly uptown--a well-heeled, well-coiffed crowd who we assume have well-endowed bank accounts, too. The floor to ceiling windows assured a sun-drenched space that made the sunflower yellow benches look even brighter.
The Front Row: Aerin Lauder, Dr. Pat Wexler (the UES dermatologist), Brad Goreski
The Soundtrack: Relaxing and morning-appropriate instrumental pre-show; "King of the Bongo" by Manu Chao
Celeb We'd Like to See Wearing It: Carmen Dell'Orefice