The Blonds closed New York Fashion Week at Milk Studios the same night as the strangely severe thunderstorm that sent phantom tornadoes rolling through Brooklyn and hail pounding across the city. But designers Phillipe and David Blond feared not the turnout for their show. “It was hailing and it was kind of exciting for a minute,” Phillipe told us backstage before the show. “[He kept saying,] ‘It’s diamonds! It’s Diamonds,” David added. Prior to the show, we spent an evening with the Blonds in their meatpacking district studio, watching terrific makeup artist Kabuki try out Rita Hayworth–worthy looks, and spoke to the Blonds about their love of glitter and celebrity clientele — including the time they had to dress Rihanna in a restaurant bathroom. See more in the video.