Between the wavy hair parted heavily on one side, the red lips, and all that uncharacteristic leather and grunge - it seems like Proenza Schouler has a new muse, and we think it's got to be Alice Dellal. We're not sure how we feel about this, exactly. Sure, Alice is cute, and she's definitely edgy. But isn't she kind of like the slightly older Cory Kennedy? Or should we say, nine minutes of fame behind her? Either way, we kind of loved the unexpected hardcore feel to some of the Proenza pieces. Of course they threw in some light and airy looks for good measure - It is Spring. All that leather could make anyone feel badass, but come on, that tiny leather bustier was made for Alice. Modeling for some of the coolest magazines, designing for MANGO and now inspiration to one of the most established New York designers? I guess we're going to have to get used to Alice as a fashion mainstay. -- HAYLEY PHELAN
Proenza Schouler Stays Grounded
Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez can always be relied upon to move the fashion conversation forward. In their spring 2014 collection, you could see elements of resort (in the use of pleats) and some continuation of last season's more sculptural and demure themes in a jacket here and there; but for the most part, the ideas were new. In a sort of seasonal reversal, this spring collection has a heavier, more grounded feel, while fall was full of crisp white looks.