Fashion Week FS08: Halston

A supercool crowd showed up for the relaunch of Halston. Not sure yet about the collection - very drapey. Some of the drapey pieces could become iconic Halston items, but other day wear outfits... It's alarming when pants make even the models look fat.

Fortunately, the people-watching alone was worth the trip.

Anna Wintour arrives.
Severe military chic - a Karl Lagerfeld level of cool.
Silver jacket.
A model promoting Members Only jackets. The bomber styles are the best sellers, but I like her fitted Balenciaga-esque one.
A good hi-lo mix of Brit wear and Converse sneakers.
Hamish Bowles and Voguette.
Meredith Melling Burke has been wearing a lot of flowy dresses. This one looked particularly good in animal print mixed with the neutral gray coat.
Kate Betts and compadre.
Another example of mixed neutrals - black plus brown bag, plus the red scarf that pops.
Whispering. I totally made that same gesture in junior high and thought no one would know I was whispering in class.
Carine Roitfeld and Mickey Boardman. Love her booties!
A cool downtown look.
Worth noting the stirrup stockings with heels. It's been spotted a couple times now at the shows...
Running to make the show.
Two well-dressed friends.
The one on the right may win my vote for fashion icon of the week. Very consistent, catchy, rocker chick style. Skinny black jeans with platform boots.
Padma Lakshmi: gastro chic?