If fashion had a spirit animal it would be the peacock. And nowhere is that flashy, fabulous bird more at home than at New York Fashion Week.
Over the weekend, designer Christian Siriano presented his 10th anniversary show with human peacocks peppered in the front row, on the runway and in his look book.
Dion Lee’s NSFW look at NYFW.
Siriano, an advocate for diversity in the industry, cast Orange Is The New Black star Danielle ‘Taystee’ Brooks for her NYFW runway debut in a peacock turquoise chiffon slip gown. She received rapturous applause by famous faces in the crowd including Whoopi Goldberg and Meg Ryan as she swooshed and sashayed down the catwalk like her Netflix-created alter ego.
Bowerbirds would have loved Australian designer Alice McCall’s first New York show, where the peacocks were spotted on the sidelines instead of on the runway wearing her fluffy, shiny, floral crop-top combos and signature playsuit styles.
Orange Is The New Black’s Danielle Brooks models in the Christian Siriano show during NYFW.
Undeniably feminine, the collection’s palette featured dusty pastel tones, as well as opulent gold-threaded fabrics and hints of red leather – created for women with “feminine beguiles and an inner strength,” McCall said.
Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow was enamoured while Elizabeth Sulcer was spotted backstage having a quiet word to McCall. Sulcer, when she is not working for Vogue’s Spanish and Japanese titles, is the stylist to Bella and Gigi Hadid. For the uninitiated, they are to Instagram what the Minogue girls were to Australia in the 1990s.
Designer Alice McCall (left) and Bella Hadid’s stylist Elizabeth Sulcer at the Alice McCall fashion show.
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Far from being overwhelmed, Sydney-based McCall is a veteran when it comes to celebrity dressings. Beyonce is a fan, which is the fashion equivalent of a mic drop.
Jaws, instead of tech equipment, dropped over at her compatriot Dion Lee’s showcase when the master of tailoring appeared to collaborate with Edward Scissorhands for his new collection. Look after look was strong, sexy and statement making; especially his deconstructed suits that featured inner wear as outer wear. To jump on this potential style early, simply put your blazer on before your bra this morning.