And the spring 2015 collections are off to a vibrant start! In this week’s See Jane Work, a new column by Glamour fashion news director Jane Keltner de Valle, Jane takes us through the New York Fashion Week few get to see.
Welcome to the The Show: Fashion show as theatre is becoming a thing. First, Rebecca Minkoff hosted a 3-d fashion show (that’s Coco Rocha taking in the scene). Then, Opening Ceremony debuted its one-night-only one-act play starring the ever talented and charming Elle Fanning (plus Dree Hemingway, Bobby Cannavale, John Cameron Mitchell, Rashida Jones, Catherine Keener, Alia Shawkat, and Karlie Kloss—how’s that for a cast?!). The only thing missing was popcorn!
Must-Have Accessories? Leave it to the resident cool kids to have the best new accessories. The biggest trend to look out for come spring 2015? Pacifiers. Just kidding! Bryanboy did show up at Alexander Wang ready to rave, but I’m filing this look under “Don’t try this at home!” As for Susie Bubble, the Batmobile can’t hold a candle to her sweet ride. Bubble’s mirrored car wins for best #NYFW entrance and exit strategy. It also comes in handy for lipstick touch-ups.
Fan Fare My personal favorite celeb spotting during NYFW? The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook. Couldn’t resist a fan-girl selfie.
Close Encounters of The Supermodel Kind: The super of all supers made a guest appearance at the DVF show. All hail the catwalk queen.
Everything’s Coming Up Rosie:
One of my favorite new designers is Rosie Assoulin. Her charming lineup of ruffled skirts (some made from straw hats!) paired with t-shirts and dresses with tiers that zip off to customize the length felt modern, feminine, and fresh.
Bright Young Thing: Three years ago, I took Kiernan Shipka to her very first fashion show (it was Ralph Lauren). Such fun catching up with the MadMen star at Tory Burch this go-round. She is a true talent and has one of the best heads on her shoulders in the biz—not to mention major brows! Personally, I think they deserve their own twitter handle.
Garden of Earthly Delights: For those of you who like a little humor in your accessories, look no further than Kate Spade’s watering can bag. My kind of gardening tool!
Whoopi Do: Most unexpected (and welcome!) celeb spotting at NYFW? Whoopi Goldberg at DVF. Here she is setting off a paparazzi firestorm post-show.
The Cool Table: A few of my favorite front row darlings at Michael Kors: Harley Viera Newton, Atlanta de Cadenet, and Hanneli Mustaparta. Recognize any of them from Glamour’s September issue?
Meet The Marathoners: They don’t call fashion month a marathon for nothing. Editors had to navigate major construction and traffic by foot to get to Hugo Boss, which showed at 4 World Trade Center, Glamour’s future headquarters. Here are Anya Ziourova and Anna Dello Russo making the trek in gazillion-inch heels. (Side note: Anya had a baby three weeks ago. Superhuman, I tell you!)
Haute Mama:Possibly the biggest trend of NYFW: Baby bumps. I swear, if you aren’t pregnant, you’re in the minority. Here is Zoe Saldana with her cute, growing bump at Jason Wu’s sophomore show for Hugo Boss.
One To Watch: One of my favorite new-ish faces is Lexi Boling. Bonus points for sneaking her glass of champagne into the elevator post-Hugo Boss show. Love a girl with a bubbly personality.
Father Figure: It doesn’t get more iconic than Ralph Lauren. His bow is a slow-mo runway-length walk, complete with hugs and kisses for his wife and children. Let’s hear it for the patriarch of a billion dollar family business!
Snack Time: Another week, another delivery of Karlie’s Kookies. I swear the super is trying to make me fat. She also made me the most popular girl in the Glamour offices…for a day at least!
Hear, Hear: Did I mention that fashion show is becoming theatre? The original perpetrator of the genre wasn’t about to be beat at his own game. Marc Jacobs treated guests to a surreal pink world with an original soundtrack created by Steve Mackey. Each guest was provided with Beats by Dre headphones to tune in. A selfie-worthy moment, no?