Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York was marked by front rows filled with A-list celebs (including a Jonas brother and George Lucas), a performance by recording artist Theophilus London, and of course, the Fall 2012 collections from some of the biggest names in the industry. Here's a recap of some of the week's most buzzed about moments:
French Dressing at Kate Spade New York
The webosphere went wild for Kate Spade New York's presentation (styled by fashionisto Brad Goreski)-- a colorful collection of girly pieces inspired by the French gamine, featuring one-of-a-kind illustrated prints by Parisian blogger Garance Dore. And in case you missed the French twist, a peter pan collared shirt reading "Pardon My French" made things perfectly clear.
Rachel Zoe's First Runway Show
Rachel Zoe has presented her collection for several seasons now, but for Fall 2012 the stylist-turned-fashion designer took the proverbial plunge into the runway waters--and scored rave reviews.
Theophilus London Opened for Rebecca Minkoff
Fashion and music go hand in hand; where you find one, you will most certainly find the other. Case in point, Rebecca Minkoff pumped up the volume on her show by having hip-hop artist Theophilus London perform his hit "I Stand Alone" before the models even hit the runway, giving attendees a concert and fashion show rolled into one.
A George Lucas Sighting
Anna Wintour, Rachel Bilson, and even young fashion darling Tavi Gevinson are familiar fixtures at Fashion Week, so it's both surprising and fabulous to see someone like Star Wars creator George Lucas at the shows. But there he was, seated next to Dakota Fanning in the front row at Rodarte. Also a bit surprising, Joe Jonas at Jeremy Scott and Stanley Tucci at Nanette Lepore.