The 12 Best, Worst and Most Kanye Moments of New York Fashion Week

Your fashion talking points.


Images via Instagram, Getty, The Cut, Rosie Assoulin.

This week, countless editors, photographers, stylists, celebrities and street-style stalwarts flocked to New York for the ever-growing circus that is Fashion Week. Designers showed their fall 2015 collections (yes, fashion has a lightning-fast cycle), and everyone furiously took notes — and blurry Instagram pics — of what they liked, hated and wanted to buy right then.

For those of you seriously into fashion, you’ve probably already peeked at the shows and read the reviews (if not, read Cathy Horyn’s pitch-perfect takes on the collections here; she’s the best fashion journalist out there and finally back as a critic at the Cut after a year off). For the rest of you, I’ve boiled down the chaos to 12 main talking points, so you can sound well-informed when chatting fashion around the water cooler. What, you guys don’t do that? 

1. Kim Kardashian brought daughter North West to Kanye’s fashion show. North cried and seatmate Anna Wintour was not amused. Oh, and North was wearing a bulletproof vest. This is a joke, right?

2. About Kanye’s show: It was hella weird. Like, full-body stockings. Famed fashion journalist Cathy Horyn said he needs to graduate fashion schoolBurn.

3. Peter Copping took over as creative director of Oscar de la Renta just days before Oscar’s death. This was his first show as the head of the iconic fashion house, and it was mostly well-received.

4. Chunky fur scarves worn cross-body over one shoulder were everywhere. I cannot wait to wear these come fall.

5. The star power (Rihanna! Coco Rocha! Katie Holmes!) at Zac Posen’s show nearly eclipsed the beautiful looks swanning down the runway. But Posen saved the best for last: Naomi Campbell, wearing a tremendous (if a bit princess-y) ball gown, looking like a boss.

6. The highs: The Row, Public School, ThakoonDelpozoRosie Assoulin (my personal favorite; I need one of those earrings).

7. The lows: Diane Von Furstenberg, Kanye West X Adidas Originals, Dion Lee (for crimes against satin and for this).

9. Some of the shows were spectacles: Thom Browne staged a morose surgery ward for his show, complete with gurney.  Tommy Hilfiger turned the Armory into a gigantic football field.

10. Harper Beckham has long hair now; family continues to be adorable (they all came out to see Victoria’s show, which served up a sweater with a modern take on the bishop sleeve that I’m dying to wear right now).

11. The term “rich girl” hair was coined. Everyone starts canceling their blowouts.

12. The biggest indication of wealth and/or status was the state of your legs. To brave the single-degree temps in open-toed shoes or sans stockings meant you have a driver to shuttle you to the very door of a show. Those who had to hoof it — well, most of them anyway — bundled up, which made for great street-style standouts.