Hello-Hello, and welcome to the work week…!
We want to follow up on our post about FNO, Fashion’s Night Out, as there was excitement in the stores and in the street with this enormous event. With the season premiere of Gossip Girl just hours away it seems only proper to start with Blake Lively, at Polo Ralph Lauren.
Here is another shot, with Camilla Belle, Nacho Figueras (the polo playing model), Ms. Lively and David Lauren.
Next, the Tory Burch block party:
Justin Timberlake was on hand at Saks.
Musician Tim Brantley offered up entertainment at Tommy Hilfiger.
Now here’s a quartet: Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters and Bette Midler joined Oscar de la Renta in a little singing at his shop.
Reviews are mixed on actual sales (as opposed to shoppers) generated by the promotion, but as a stand-alone event, Fashion’s Night Out was clearly an enormous success.
We simply adore the look seen above, fun, flirty, and filled of understated elegance.
For some reason we prefer Spring RTW (Ready to Wear) shows over the Fall and Winter collections, probably because we find the sunny, warmer seasons vastly superior to their cold and gloomy counterparts.
The review in WWD offers more on the Collection:
“a relaxed French sensibility — “simple, sporty and chic” according to show notes…”
Men’s styles echoed the colors and lines seen with the womenswear.
More from the WWD review:
“Shapes were slouchy and swishy, as in terrific roomy knits, poplin micropleated skirts, poncholike toppers and ultrachic wide-leg linen pants.”
One unfortunate men’s top was reminiscent of something generally seen on the football field.
And one women’s look seemed more appropriate to the hospital OR (think surgical scrubs), but this was more a function of pairing both pieces in the same color combination, than a flaw with the basic styles or colors.
Overall we thought almost every look offered lots of possibilities.
It is best summed up by these lines from the WWD review:
“The obligatory crisp whites (often with navy piping) were mixed with chambrays and whiffs of the sea via blue and green shades, which, coupled with the chic stripes and a charming dot print, lent a refreshing feel to the clothes — some of the label’s best to date.”
Much of the credit for this goes to Lacoste’s creative director Christophe Lemaire.
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With that we say g’bye until next time, when we take a look inside the new Tommy Hilfiger mother ship, among other things.
say a quick g’bye, tomorrow