The scene Monday night on the fifth floor of Versace’s Fifth Avenue store was at once a page from the playbook of the surreal and business as usual.
The occasion was a preview of Donatella Versace’s latest iteration of Versus Versace, now positioned as a seasonless collection of house classics, and its new, one-season capsule line by J.W. Anderson. Both will make their public debut tonight to great fanfare, and not with a typical fashion show. To label it as such does not do justice to the “happening,” nay “event,” in the words of Versace’s p.r., which will take place from 9:30 p.m. to around midnight at the Lexington Avenue Armory, where performances by Dead Sara, Angel Haze and Grimes will split up the three tableaus of clothes, along with a soundtrack by Lady Gaga produced exclusively for the event. Good old-fashioned partying is encouraged in the interim.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
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