Justin Smith showed off his latest men’s and women’s collections for J Smith Esquire with an artsy presentation at London’s Royal Academy. Male performers danced a ballet with doll-like female mannequins made especially for the show, all of them wearing his latest styles, which included creamy chiffon bubble berets, brown-and-green felt Tyrolean Alpine hats adorned with pheasant feathers and extra-tall white silk top hats. Among the highlights were a molded gold leather cap and a swirling band of sequins made to look like a luscious lock of blonde hair.
This story first appeared in the February 15, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.