NEW YORK -- Some designers know how to turn every detail of their runway show into an eye-catching production.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of them, and his elaborate sets, clever invitations and, of course, all-American fashions never disappoint. But this season he raised the bar yet again with a fashion show-meets-rock-concert event at the Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The musical references started with the invitations, which were plastic record albums that when slipped out of their protective paper sleeve revealed the guest's seating assignment. At the venue, guests were given "All Assets" passes (a fun riff on backstage pass wristbands) to slip on their wrists with the designer's social media info on them. A stage was built at the start of the runway where Tara Ferry, son of singer/songwriter Brian Ferry, played the drums alongside musician Steve Hash.
Multi-colored flowers were strategically placed to form a path where the models walked. Flowers also were arranged to shape a giant rainbow star and the designer's name and initials. The sights even continued on the ceiling, where strings of lights and banners were hanged.
Booming rock music kicked off the "Music Festival Muse"-themed runway show. Some of the models and audience members were picked to be there because of their ties to famous musicians, including Georgia May Jagger (daughter of Mick Jagger), Ella and Alexandra Richards (granddaughter and daughter of Keith Richards, respectively), Amber Le Bon (daughter of Simon Le Bon), Tali Lennox (daughter of Annie Lennox) and Tennessee Williams (daughter of Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas).
Photos courtesy of the designer
Georgia May Jagger