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TommyXZendaya Gets Lavish In Harlem
After taking his show on the road for five seasons, Tommy Hilfiger returned to NYFW to present his second collection with Zendaya. The duo threw a massive show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Hundreds of guests — including Indya Moore, the Hadid sisters, Barbie Ferreira, Noor Tagouri, Veronica Webb, and more — entered through an immersive tunnel that brought the history of the iconic venue to life, thanks to an installation by cultural historian and author Nichelle Gainer.
From there, attendees emerged into the outdoor runway space that transformed the Apollo’s exterior into 1970s Harlem. The elaborate decor set the stage for the collection, which took inspiration from ’70s and ’80s power dressing. Granted, the styles were modernized. Oversized shoulders (somewhat of a trend in New York for the past few seasons) were mercifully left behind in favor of slimmer tailoring. Lush velvet suits and flowing chiffon blouses were highlights on the runway. Patterns like houndstooth, snakeskin, and polka dots were heavily featured, building on the stripes and bright lamé of last season.
Courtney Love Refuses $100,000 to Attend Joss Sackler’s Fashion Show (Page Six)
Courtney Love is making it absolutely clear that she wants nothing to do with the Sackler family — owners of Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin — even if they pay her. Joss Sackler’s fashion brand, LBV, offered Love $100,000 to attend their show today. The brand also offered to throw in a car service, hair and makeup, and give Love a custom dress embroidered with gold thread. Love wasn’t having it.
“I am one of the most famous reformed junkies on the planet — my husband died on heroin,” Love told Page Six. “I never would take their money — Joss is delusional, talking about her fashion line and private members club, their ‘philanthropical arm.’ What about instead giving money to rehab facilities, paying for Narcan (a medication that counters opioid overdoses) or creating a non-addictive painkiller?”
LBV says it has no connection to Perdue, which is accused of profiting off the opioid crisis, but Love isn’t here for it. “This request from Joss Sackler is shameless and offensive after everything I, many of my friends, and millions of other addicts have been through with OxyContin.” She said, adding: “A fashion line with 24 carat gold thread won’t ever cover up or wash away the stains on Joss Sackler and her family.”
Princess Diana Inspired Tory Burch’s Spring 2020 Show
Tory Burch transformed the Brooklyn Museum into a spring garden, yesterday morning. According to Vogue Runway, the collection was loosely inspired by Princess Diana. Rather than taking direct notes from her iconic outfits, Burch instead produced a soft, feminine take on the ’80s. As an added bonus for fashion fans, the designer tapped Natalia Vodianova to walk the show.
Harper’s Bazaar UK EIC Exits to Pen Book (Instagram)
Justine Picardie, editor-in-chief of the British editions of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, is stepping down from both positions to write a book. “I feel immensely privileged to have edited two of the greatest titles in the world,” she wrote on Instagram. “It has been an honor to cherish their remarkable heritage, and a joy to nurture new creative talent, as well as building a team of brilliant and beloved colleagues.” Picardie will remain on through show season and the next few months in an effort to “ensure a smooth transition.”
10 Years of Prabal Gurung
For Spring 2020 — and his 10th anniversary — Prabal Gurung envisioned a new Americana. At once a romantic take on Western styles and a celebration of diversity, the designer used his platform to question who gets to be an American. Literally — the phrase was not only projected on the runway, but for the finale models emerged wearing pageant sashes baring it as well.
In addition to elaborately feathered gowns and beautiful florals, Gurung toyed with hallmarks of American fashion, including denim and cowboy boots produced by the Texan brand Miron Crosby. The show could not have been a more fitting celebration of the designer’s milestone anniversary. For the past decade he has established his talents for glamor while also being a vocal champion of human rights and diversity. Gurung is proof that overt femininity and being politically active are not mutually exclusive. Congrats on your first decade!