From left, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Lyn Devon.Photos: imaxtree.com, imaxtree.com, Getty Images
Throughout the week, New York’s Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca are hitting the tents, reporting back to us daily with news of what’s making them happy.
- 1. Vera Wang, where to begin? We can’t pick one thing, or two things, or three or four. We loved it all, from the adorned flat boots to the cashmere kerchiefs and absolutely everything in between. A breathtaking show inspired by early 20th-century Russia. Take a look for yourself. Loved not only the pieces, but the styling, too. It was the only standing ovation, thus far, of the week, and it was totally deserved.
- 2. The ever-flamboyant Zac Posen’s more restrained opening passage.
- 3. Lyn Devon, a newcomer, showed lovely kimono jackets with dramatically draped backs.
- 4. Anya Hindmarch, an English handbag designer, is one of our favorite people, and this season she showed one of our favorite bags: the Lautner. Very seventies, very Lee Radziwill.
- 5. The funnel-necked coats and chunky knits at Calvin Klein.
- 6. And designer Francisco Costa’s deep understanding of what the label stands for, and his commitment to continuing Klein’s vision.
- 7. The Spades’ annual Fashion Week breakfast is always one of our favorite stops, not only for the always appealing bags, shoes (metallic flats are perfect), and perfect paper, but for a chance to admire the Steven Sclaroff–designed showroom. Can we move in?
- 8. How quickly Tory Burch is expanding her totally useful, realistic, and cool collection.
- 9. We failed to mention it yesterday, but Zero Maria Cornejo showed another round of delicious knits. We’re hoping for the V-necked sweater dress with cut-out shoulders.
- 10. The crispy rice with spicy tuna at Koi in the Bryant Park Hotel … our favorite break.