The Blonds’ debut for the fall/winter season, which marked the end of New York Fashion Week for the year, shone like dazzling, shimmering pearls.
Wednesday night’s event was held in the Gallery at Spring Studios in New York, where vibrant, shimmering diamonds set the mood.
The event began with a dramatic runway walk by one of the Blonds’ designers, Phillipe Blond, wearing a black, skin-tight jumpsuit with “the Blondes” strewn all over it. Blond wore huge hair, shoes, and jewellery, which is exactly what the rest of the cute, twinkly collection illustrated.
The designer carried a fake fur floor-length coat created by independent designer Adrienne Landau and wore a huge heart-shaped gem around his neck.
Each subsequent model, playing into the old Hollywood glitz of the time of Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, became more extravagant and campy. One of the collection’s influences was Taylor’s love with jewellery. Films like “Valley of the Dolls,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and “Butterfield 8” contributed to the line’s overall goal.
“Everything revolves around celebrating colour, sparkle, and glitz. And this serves as a sort of homage to Elizabeth Taylor, one of our fashion role models. Moreover, the concept of falling in and out of love,” David Blond noted before to the performance.
According to Blond, the Blonds collaborated with Preciosa for the show’s crystals, Christian Louboutin for the specially made shoes, and Oribe Hair Care for the quaffed wigs.
A two-piece emerald green velvet dress with large jewels strategically positioned right on the bust and below the stomach on the bunched-up skirt was one of the outstanding items. A tiny purple sequin dress with Y2K-inspired details and knee-high Louboutin heels was another eye-catching ensemble.
The crowd was astounded by a structured black mini-velvet dress laced with silver jewels and a purple jewel on the bust, as well as a white cowl-hooded dress with an asymmetrical slit up the leg and a diamond-shaped gem in the centre.
Maye Musk, a model and Elon Musk’s mother, was present: Of course, I’m most thrilled about tonight because I can be pretty severe, which is surprising, she remarked. “In six weeks, I’ll turn 75. And the goal is to demonstrate our continued relevance. I’ve also attended several beautiful performances, and everyone is amazing. And I feel extraordinarily privileged.
The Blonds end NYFW in dazzling, glamorous cinema.