From left: House of Holland, Gareth Pugh. Photo: Imaxtree
When we saw pictures of Agyness Deyn
wearing neon shades whilst partying
in London two nights ago, we instinctively assumed it was typical offbeat Deyn style (and, yes, we were also humming the classic Corey Hart hit
— so Deyn can, so Deyn can
), until we learned, moments later, that she’s suffering from an eye infection! Kind of punk, no?
Though her management at DNA wouldn’t offer comment, obviously Agyness’s condition (is it pinkeye? Or just stink eye?) was going to create some issues on the runway. So how have designers coped? Deyn walked her first two shows of the week yesterday, and both times her right eye was covered. At Gareth Pugh, Deyn sported long dark braids hanging over the malignant area, and at House of Holland, her old pal Henry Holland had her open the show in a sporty plaid eye patch. She later closed that show wearing the same patch, this time with a pair of bridal-esque antlers atop her platinum locks (presumably to draw attention away from the patch?). And even with only one eye, Deyn never stumbled once. The girl’s such a pro. —Kendall Herbst