Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.
Under a giant image of Michael Caine, the photographer and his wife Catherine welcomed old friends and past subjects to the show.
Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of Vampire Weekend, is known for his preppy style, so it made sense that for he made Michael Bastian his first fashion show.
Called DHL Exported, the program is aimed at assisting designers who are already successful locally to gain momentum internationally.
The first issue launches in New York and Paris on Friday during New York Fashion Week.