On Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity to go to the Cynthia Steffe fashion show at Lincoln Center. This was my first time going to a show sponsored by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. And even though I have been to some pretty big shows (3.1 Phillip Lim, Y3 Yojhi Yamamoto, etc), I had never been to the “Tents” before.
It was definitely an experience. There were photographers snapping pictures everywhere and famous faces on cell phones in the plaza of the arts center. I saw Linda Fargo (Vice President of Visual Merchandising at Bergdorf Goodman) and Robert Verdi within my first few minutes there, followed by countless Reality TV “stars” (Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen) and models galore.
For Christmas, as I mentioned in a previous post, my Grandfather wanted to buy me vintage dresses because he knows how obsessed with them I am. I had actually seen a black silk Yves Saint Laurent skirt and dress set about a year and a half ago at the vintage store I go to in Connecticut, Tova’s, and completely fell in love with it. Do not ask me why but I didn’t buy it the first time I saw it but I actually thought about it frequently since then and wished I had.
Apparently it was fate because when I went in December, because it was there, and it fit, and it now hangs ceremoniously in my closet. I consider it possibly the most beautiful item I own and I only wish I could wear it everyday.
I decided that Fashion Week would be the perfect time to introduce my vintage YSL to the world, and I chose to outfit myself like a modern day Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffanys.
I paired the dress with vintage YSL heels, sheer black tights, one of my roommate’s belts, my great-grandmothers jewelry and a rhinestone pin in my hair.
The show itself was actually really great! The designer drew inspiration from modern royalty which could be seen in the jewel tones and incredible fur collars. I really need one in every color, especially with the turn in the weather today. The collection was very classic and looked like a beautiful Fall day, very warm and colorful with a bit of luxury mixed in.
It is surprisingly hard to take good pictures at a fashion show from the seats because of the lighting and pace of the models walk, so if you aren’t satisfied by my pictures go to style.com and check out their professional ones, the collection was definitely worth the second look.