Is there any party like a Stella McCartney pre-collection party?
Is there any party like a Stella McCartney pre-collection party? As she's done before, the designer brought her Pre-Fall offering to New York City and presented it as part of a lavish cocktail party. This week's event at the Americas Society drew a number of McCartney's boldfaced fans: Anna Wintour, Garance Doré, and Glenn Close were spotted in the crowd, and so were Alec Baldwin, his wife Hilaria Thomas, and Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld.
But not even stars that bright could outshine the models or what they were wearing: Hanne Gaby Odiele, for example, was spotted sitting on a comfortable-looking chair. If she weren't dressed in head-to-toe McCartney, she would have looked like any other chic partygoer.
That might be because the clothes themselves were designed, in McCartney's words, to "address every need of the modern woman's wardrobe." Odiele's dress was a long-sleeved gown in black and white, but the collection featured plenty of functional coats (some double-breasted varietals feature lapels so wide they span their wearer's shoulders) and no shortage of well-tailored separates. The tone-on-tone floral prints in oxblood and dark blue add visual interest, and so do the stripes in black, white, orange, and red.
A few pictures from the party below, as well as the full collection, here in the gallery.