Vera Wang Spring 2012: A Sporty Alice in Wonderland (Plus Beyoncé and Madeleine Albright the Front Row)
There's no doubt about it--Vera Wang boasts major star power. By the time I took my seat at yesterday morning's show, Kim Kardashian was already settled at her front-row perch, chatting away with Rachel Roy and sporting one impressively glossy topknot. The photogs, predictably, were going wild over the Kardashian kameo--but once I heard snippets of a nearby security guard's conversation (there's no mistaking the name "Beyoncé), I knew the flashbulb-popping best was yet to come. Minutes before the runway's plastic was stripped back, in walked a radiant Beyoncé and her posse (including sister Solange), instantly stealing Kim's thunder. The golden-voiced goddess looked just as glowing as you might expect--although in her champagne cinched-waist Vera design (apparently a Spring 2012 number, as I later saw similar ensembles come down the runway), there was nary a hint of a baby bump. Such a shame--I was sort of hoping for another exaggerated tummy-rub moment. At any rate, Vera's collection was exciting, bold, and beautiful.