Tommy Hilfiger showed his women’s line on Sunday night in the Chelsea Market passage on the Highline, and it was so windy that we were concerned the hundreds of hurricane lanterns he’d hung over our heads might actually have to live up to their names. Or, at the very least, that the gale force winds might blow someone’s hair off.
Luckily, no one was crushed by a falling lighting rig, and everyone’s top knot stayed top-knotted, which was surely a relief to all the celebs in the house. The first boldfaced name we spotted was Kimora Lee Simmons (accompanied by Russell), who raced across the runway to embrace Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross. “I’ve never seen someone make Sanya look so short in all my life,” we overheard one of SRR’s friends say, as the women posed for pictures together. It’s true that KLS was looking particularly leggy, although Sanya was doing her best to elongate her look by sporting black-and-white-striped trousers and a huge and fabulous hat. Sanya wasn’t the only Olympian in the house, nor even the only sprinter: We also got to ogle Allyson Felix, who is as pretty in person as she was racing around the track on our TV (read: very).
On the non-athlete front, there was Britt Robertson, whom you probably don’t remember from the CW’s canceled show Life Unexpected, nor from the CW’s canceled show The Secret Circle (unless you watch as much of the CW as we evidently do), but who nevertheless looked cute in a pair of paisley shorts. You surely do, however, remember the other actress present: Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld. “I’m easing into it,” she told a reporter who asked her how her Fashion Week was going. She did look stylishly comfortable in a refreshingly age-appropriate sweater-dress, paired with penny loafers and bare legs. She may be easing into it, but cute flats at a Sunday show? The kid is obviously a natural.