Giovanna Battaglia attracted a huge crowd of photographers outside the Fendi show, then she videotaped us with her iPhone. It’s all so meta!! But keep an eye out for this waist-centric, flared 1940s silhouette in outerwear for fall 2013. It was all over the Prada runways hours after Giovanna wore it here. The scarf around her head à la Tippi Hedren was also strangely prescient. Giovanna: a fashion’s bellwether, no matter what the weather.
Model Joan Smalls has always had super cool, understated personal style. She exited the Fendi show in plum-colored lipstick from the runway (look for more of this come fall 2013), matching fur scarf, knit hat, Givenchy clutch and Margiela blazer. Oh yeah – and there’s a Dracula movie in town whose posters made for a dramatic backdrop!
Emerald has been named the Pantone color of 2013, and it’s easy to see why designers are using lots of it when you see how pretty it looks on Hanneli Mustaparta outside the Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti show in NYC. Hanneli’s jacket, skirt and top are all by Philosophy.
Allure editor Linda Wells wore a Burberry coat to the Gucci show and carried a Reed Krakoff bag with a contrasting belt tie. These bags have really been taking off this fashion week, especially among American fashion editors. Krakoff won the CFDA Award for accessory design in 2012.
Kate Lanphear of T Magazine has always been a wearer of inky black from head to toe. It somehow gets more stylish every year, though – the monochromatic palette brings your focus to the thick, soft leather of her jacket, the beautiful tailoring of the clothes, the silhouette of the feminine heels. That’s fellow street style photog Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème in the background – another fashion person who favors all black.
Anna Dello Russo wore a chic black suit and white ruffled blouse to the Gucci show, topping it off with a wide-brimmed hat. A luxe ’70s vibe that’s oh so Gucci.
One of the coolest things about observing the street style outside the shows during fashion week is seeing all designer clothes come to life. Outside Gucci, the first big show of Milan fashion week, a guest wore a red silk Gucci dress and matching red lipstick. It moved just beautifully on the real-life runway.
Model Aline Weber wore black and blue on her way out of the DKNY show. Love the mix of textures and the cheetah-spot boots.
Men’s style icon Nick Wooster wore these amazing lace-up jodhpurs to the Costello Tagliapietra show in New York, paired with a tweed vest for more English country style, bomber jacket and sunglasses.
I had a couple of photos in Deborah Needleman’s debut issue of the New York Times’ T Magazine this past weekend. Hope you caught this great new issue, and if not, it’s all online too. Suzy Menkes’ sharply observed story, “The Circus of Fashion,” is all about the increasing craziness of the scene outside the shows during fashion week. Well, I am here to document it all! Look for more street style photos here over the next couple weeks as we embark on Milan and Paris fashion weeks.
And just for good measure, here’s a street style photo of the inimitable Suzy Menkes, dressed in black outside the Marc by Marc Jacobs show in 2009. Invitation holder, indeed!
Fellow street-style photog Karl-Edwin Guerre of Guerrisms is a snappy but practical dresser throughout all the fashion weeks. On a slushy day outside the DKNY show, he layered bright down jackets and wore L.L. Bean boot-type shoes. The retro Bean boot has been a big hit among the fashion crowd this season, partly thanks to the weather!
Caroline Issa wore a green fur with a bright orange lining to the DKNY show. The coat is actually by a Central Saint Martins student. The streak of color at the lapel went with the streak of blue mascara on her eyes and red lipstick – see the beauty shot below.
Loved this all-over black and white look on a guest at the Badgley Mischka show. Detail shot of her studded minaudiere after the jump.
Michelle Elie of Garage Magazine wore black and white – including graphic print black and white knee socks – to the Lacoste show at Lincoln Center. Close-up of those socks, after the jump.