Who knew that an extra layer and a hip accessory would be all it took to transform a bandage dress into the pinnacle of downtown cool. Sleeves! Hats! A revelation! Not that the label’s signature style was the only thing to see on the runway at yesterday’s Hervé Léger by Max Azria show. No, it would be hard to miss the gigantic fur hoods worn by a number of the models, and even before everyone took their seats, the melee of photographers and journalists surrounding the front row celebs was, as per usual, a spectacle unto itself.
We caught up with one such A-list showgoer, Coco Rocha, after the show to hear her thoughts on the collection, how she’s weathering the blizzard, and where she’ll be watching the premiere of her new reality series “The Face”. “I will wear every hoodie that they have,” the model gushed backstage. “Those fur hoods are exactly up my alley.” We’re not surprised, especially since Rocha was preparing to make the dash to her car in a sleeveless number from the label’s spring collection paired with a thin jacket and some seriously high stilettos.
“It’s not so bad,” she said of her quick jaunt outdoors in less than weather-appropriate attire, “although you should have seen me leaving my house in Westchester this morning.” This, as it turns out, is exactly where she plans to be come Tuesday, live-tweeting her way through “The Face”, presumably wearing something a tad more cozy than yesterday’s attire.
Personally, we wouldn’t mind snuggling up on the couch in one of the luxe zip-up furs (what can we say? We like to lounge in style), but our favorite pieces were the glitzy, thin-strapped dresses in burgundy and forest green that flared at the hip and were layered over sheer, long-sleeved tees. Last season‘s harnesses popped up again this time around, as did variations on the kaleidoscopic prints shown for spring, while the new addition of gussied-up baseball caps topped off the model’s biker chic beauty look.
See images from the runway show and its front row attendees below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.