New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but the buzz surrounding the runways, parties and memorable moments is still going strong.
The fall 2019 runways saw the return of many legendary supermodels: Carolyn Murphy at Ralph Lauren, Patti Hansen at Michael Kors and, closing the week, Christy Turlington Burns at Marc Jacobs. Some designers upped the ante on their finales, like Telfar, which had models do trust falls from the stage, and Cynthia Rowley, who had models jump into a pool after their finale walk.
Inclusivity and diversity continued to be important topics. On Wednesday, the Black Design Collective was formed by designers Angela Dean, Kevan Hall, TJ Walker and Ruth Carter. During the collections, many designers held inclusivity and diversity as a top priority, including Prada, which announced Wednesday that artist and activist Theaster Gates, and director and producer Ava DuVernay, are the co-chairs of its Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
Then of course, there was a surprise performance by none other than Barry Manilow at the Michael Kors show. Unexpected? Yes. Fabulous? Obviously. See below for more.
1. Inclusivity and Diversity — On and Off the Runway
Backstage at the Chromat rtw fall 2019 show.
On and off the runway, inclusivity remained