We sure got a show at the Erin Wasson x RVCA last night at New York's most lovely housewares store, ABC Carpet & Home. But maybe not the kind of show you're thinking of.
The Good The runway cut through the multi-level store's carpeting floor, which means many of us perched on stacks of five-figure Persians, while others were directed to sit on a limited number of antique chairs and cushions. Yes, it was kind of weird. But it was also kind of nice to be in a looser space. And Yeasayer sounded amazing live.
The Hilarious The interesting mix of celebrities in the audience kind of made our night. It was nice to see fashion elites like Margherita Missoni and Dasha Zhukova there to support their friend, but it was more fun to check out Ke$ha, a pop "star" with a penchant for "garbage can" chic. She wore her hair in a bumble that better resembled a bird's nest, a leather motorcycle jacket, leopard print underwear and fishnet tights. Yeah, you read right: No pants. Not even undies that are supposed to look like hot pants or hot pants that are so short they could be undies. Just undies.
But our favorite celebrity spotting of the evening had to be Jared Leto, looking very Jordan Catalano in a sage velvet trench and a knitted shearling-lined hat with ear flaps. What continues to amaze us is how young Leto looks. At 38 he has not a line or wrinkle. It's like he was preserved at age 25 in formaldehyde.
The Bad We hate to end this one on a Debbie Downer, but really: The clothes were pretty gross. Some of the silhouettes--especially the long dresses--were okay, but the cotton looked incredibly cheap and the models looked bored and miserable wearing it. Especially the girl who was wearing a cream jumpsuit with leather diamonds sewn up the seams.
Erin has amazing style--and that's what she should focus on: styling. Ken Downing from Neiman's was in her front row. If that guy places an order for this stuff, I really will begin to wonder how department stores are going to survive.