The queen of all things bridal, Vera Wang showed a breezy spring collection at Lincoln Center this week. I meant breezy in a literal sense. A fan blew the chiffon tails of the multiple short/long hems of dresses on the runway.
The collection was very pretty, more avant-garde than one would expect from this designer known for classic elegance. There was an interesting use of seaming and bound edges. The colors and fabrics suggested daywear, but the silhouettes definitely cried out for eveningwear. The were a lot of prints that looked like a melting painting that was edgy for Vera Wang. Variations on the bubble skirt and the leg revealing hems with flowing trains came up again and again. If you were not a fan of the prints, you had your pick of bright sun yellow, pistachio, raspberry and neutrals of taupe and cream.
The front row notables of this show were one of the most diverse of the week...Top fashion editors Grace Coddington and Joe Zee were in attendance. Kim Kardashian was on the other side. Right before the show started, a hush came over the audience as a team of guards escorted Beyonce Knowles into the tent. Most impressive for me however, was former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. (Her granddaughter Ellie won tickets and chose grandma as her date).