What do you get when you combine 170 looks, a double-decker bus full of supermodels, a surprise performance by N.E.R.D. and Pharrell, and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour? The largest public runway show in New York City history, of course. While the guestlist included such style luminaries as Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, and Olivia Palermo, the runway casting read like a who’s who of the modeling world.
The show opened with the arrival of supermodels Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima and Angela Lindvall — apologies if we missed a few! — on a double-decker bus, decked out in the official Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts paired with extravagant ball skirts designed by Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. (And if you’re sad you missed the show, take comfort in the fact that only the front-front row caught the opening and just watch the show online at CBS.com.)
The supers were followed by no less than 150 different looks — all of which are currently available in stores and all of which were personally approved by Anna Wintour herself. The show was grouped into seven different trends groups: Fifties Flair, Tartan Twist, Pure at Heart, Weekend Wrap-Up, Rock Chic, Go Global, and Jazz-Age Cool, followed by the Grand Finale.
The show — which, though huge, went by dizzyingly quickly — gave the opening act just enough time to change into their closing looks, most notably, Naomi Campbell’s Oscar de la Renta gown which Cameron Diaz wore to the Oscars. Pharrell and N.E.R.D., complete with jersey clad dancers, performed atop the Center’s fountain during the finale, which ended with Pharrell on Naomi’s arm as the supermodel crew returned from whence they came: the double decker bus — and danced off into the night. But not before Pharrell told the crowd, “Have some fun in your shopping!” because, of course, that’s what this show was all about.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.