CUTE SWEET LOLITA DRESS, VAMPIRE GOTH MAKEUP. ZELDA KAPLAN DIES: FRONT ROW OF JOANNA MASTROIANNI NY RUNWAY SHOW.
Ready? Set? My New York Fashion Week coverage commences! Let’s begin with a runway show of drama and death.
It was Yukiro’s first time in NYC. On Feb 15th, we cabbed to the Joanna Mastroianni show from our space-disco hotel, Yotel. (Soon, you’ll see photos and videos of our stay.)
The big Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows are at Lincoln Center. We had second-row seats in the Studio.
I rarely do the sweet, innocent look… but hey, you gotta mix it up!
Horror necklace: gifted by Sourpuss
The old guards keep the fashion guests in order. They’re legends in their own right.
The collection was inspired by the unmatched “rare bird” designer, Iris Apfel (right). To her left (photo by WireImage) is socialite and fashion icon Zelda Kaplan. Minutes later, tragedy struck…
The 95-year-old Zelda sat in the front row. As the show began, she slumped over (see yellow arrow)… and died.
Yukiro and I were transfixed by the show, and didn’t realize this until later. What a collection. Peacock feather neck wraps, cut-out structured shoulders, spiked African wristbands, cotton ball hats.
Designer Joanna insisted that Iris Apfel join her on stage.
It was one of best shows I saw this season; touching and bittersweet.
Yukiro’s elegant vampire outfit is by the Tokyo-based label, Death By February.
Our NYFW schedule was insane… can’t wait to show you all the photos. I made a point to cover events that would interest you, such as the Japan and Korea collections, and underground Goth/alt events.
Close-up on my accessories.
Yukiro was constantly photographed.
Bombarded outside Lincoln Center.
Love the detailing of his outfit: buttons, lace and layers.
More from NYC coming right up, please be patient.
Should I wear more Sweet Lolita / Aristocrat outfits? Are you inspired by the “advanced style” of owl-eyed fashion icons, Iris and Zelda? RIP…
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