Designer: Chris Benz
Location: Avery Fisher Hall Grand Promenade
Crowd: Johnny Weir, Nate Berkus, Rose McGowan, Jordin Sparks, Mickey Sumner, June Ambrose, Kelly Osbourne, Joanna Hillman, Eva Amurri, Sophia Bush.
Inspiration: The recent crazy-making NYC summer heatwave as filtered through the lens of Coney island as filtered through the lens of Kevin Baker's Dreamland.
First Impressions: Sensory overload to the max, with swirling florals, jagged spots, wavy graphics and bold stripes, all in a piled-on-with-abandon mash-up of colors (peach, pink, mint, coral, blue) and textures.
Standout Piece(s): A color blocked tee worn with a long circle print pencil skirt, a fitted striped sweater paired with easy silk trousers and cool sneakers (done in collaboration with Alejandro Ingelmo), a wavy beige/white/black maxi skirt topped by a kimono-esque blouse, and a pair of glittery green pants offset by a mint green tuxedo tunic.
images by Robert Nethery