Nanette Lepore Presented Her Spring Collection with a Hybrid Photoshoot Dance Party

She even formed a dance line with the models.
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She even formed a dance line with the models.
Designer Nanette Lepore dancing with models at her spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Designer Nanette Lepore dancing with models at her spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Instead of staging a run-of-the-mill fashion show, designer Nanette Lepore cleared out her Broome Street flagship store on Tuesday night and threw a hybrid presentation, photoshoot and dance party all in one. As guests mingled drinking cans of pinot gris and listening to music by Tiki Disco, the models took their turns getting photographed for the look book and posing on an elevated surface by the street-facing window. Lepore collaborated with Sean Kinney, the founder of Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy, on the graphic phrases embroidered on many pieces. Caption Polish's Soo Kim provided the dry brushstroke monochromatic manicures. The event was like a rotating mini-presentation that welcomed partygoers into the warm, crowded creative space. And once the business of images was done with, the models, and the designer herself, let loose on the dance floor. Who needs a stuffy runway?

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Designer Nanette Lepore and SNL's Vanessa Bayer at the spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Designer Nanette Lepore and SNL's Vanessa Bayer at the spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Inside Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Inside Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Blogger Annabelle Fleur at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Blogger Annabelle Fleur at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Model Violet Lepore, Nanette's daughter, at her mother's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Model Violet Lepore, Nanette's daughter, at her mother's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model being photographed at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

A model being photographed at Nanette Lepore's spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

 Nanette Lepore and daughter Violet at her spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

 Nanette Lepore and daughter Violet at her spring 2016 presentation party. Photo: Nanette Lepore

Note: This post was updated to include Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy's Sean Kinney and Caption Polish's Soo Kim.