Tue 13 Sep 2011
New York Fashion Week is for designers to display next season’s wares to editors and buyers. But really….the business end of this parade has been shunted aside for the pure spectacle, put on by the front row celebs, seeded by the paparazzi, devoured by the tittering fans. But what do you think is going through the perfectly coiffed head of Vogue’s Anna Wintour when she sits down next to Nicki Minaj in the front row of the Carolina Herrera show? Anna in her ladylike print dress. Nicki in her Dylan’s Candy Bar x Mad Max breast plate and oompah-loompah color scheme kilt. And again today at the Oscar De La Renta show: Anna in a demure graphic gown and taupe heels. Nicki in a leopard print body suit, with a furry tiger head hat. Repeat: a furry tiger head hat. I love how crazy this pair looks!
I also love that in both cases, they were there to see the most quintessential upper crusty ladies-who-lunch designers in the biz. Carolina Herrera and Oscar De La Renta?! Don’t their satin and chiffon high-tea dresses self-destruct if the wearer wanders below 57th street, lol! Now it’s customary for celebs in the front row to wear the designer whose show they’re attending. So…Herrera lime fishnets at Bergdorf’s next Spring?
Check out more of Nicki Minaj’s New York Fashion Week shock and awe campaign….
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