Attending DVF’s SS12 runway show was the most surreal experience for me at Fashion Week. I’ve never had such a rush of excitement, and I took in every ounce of amazingness during my time at tent Studio.
First off, lets talk attendees. Out of all the shows I’ve been to, DVF had the most exclusive front row with names that literally made my palms sweat, yet I made sure to hold off until after the show. First was Oscar de la Renta, next came Valentino, then Anna Wintour, Elle’s Joe Zee and Robbie Myers, Fern Mallis, and so many other notables. I think I nearly fainted (mentally) when I talked to Oscar, had eye contact with Anna, and shook hands with Valentino. I’ve looked up to these people for so long, and it felt amazing to be in one room with them.
Now let’s talk fashion. The clothes were in one word, fabulous. The colors, the patterns, the sequins, the fit, the accessories, the glasses, the everything. Each piece on its own is delightedly beautiful, but the way all of the pieces were styled into making chic outfits was also fantastic. I also loved the sleek and elegant hairdos and sophisticated lips.
The most magical moment of the show was when DVF walked down the runway at the end of the show. Most designers just stick their heads out for a second or two, but DVF always makes a grand entrance. DVF handed out American Flags to recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11 (as her shown was held on that day). It was extremely sentimental, and she handed them out to those sitting in the front row like Joe Zee. What was even more amazing, and extremely heartwarming, was when DVF and Valentino hugged on the runway (which I got on video); it was adorable.
The show was absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait to fashion pieces of her SS12 collection after a long and cold winter. Diane is one of my idols, and is truly an inspiration. It was such an honor to be at her show.