DESIGNER: Tommy Hilfiger
INSPIRATION: The show rocked a "twisted country club" theme and celebrated Tommy's 25th anniversary in the business.
TOP LOOKS: Cropped sparkling blazer with red bandeau top and red herringbone shorts; white cropped jacket with windowpane trousers; cable vest with red trim and pleated skirt; powder-blue cotton sundress with open back; yellow eyelet raincoat with boyfriend short; the closing number: white spaghetti-strap georgette gown with bow ties at the back
ACCESSORIES: Oxfords and loafers as high-heel shoes, large square tote bags, classic-looking sunglasses, and chunky crystal jewellery
WHO WAS THERE: The designer trotted out his famous friends for the occasion: Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Bradley Cooper, Christina Hendricks, Rumer Willis, Jason Lewis, Rebecca Romijn, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Bell, and Ed Westwick all sat front-row.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: The spirit of Americana was alive and well at Tommy Hilfiger's 25th-anniversary show. The crowd sparkled with a smattering of the country's top celebrities, the soundtrack ran from the Steve Miller Band to Snoop Dogg, and the clothes were predominately red, white, and blue.
The opening model wore a cropped jacket, navy eyelet skirt, and boat shoes. From there, the show morphed into a parade of preppy-with-a-twist attire: seersucker boyfriend blazer over a cropped polo shirt and eyelet shorts (this time in white); boyfriend cardigans worn atop bathing-suit bottoms; even a short tweed suit composed of patriotic colours. (The latter, we're assuming, betrays the influence of Peter Som, who is consulting for the brand and is known for his love of all things tweedy.)
It was a pleasant collection and one that could have lasted much longer and in less interesting fashion. Instead, Hilfiger maintained the momentum by inviting folks next door to the Metropolitan Opera House for celebratory revelry. Once there, guests enjoyed the stylings of another solid American band: the Strokes.