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