NEW YORK — Janet Jackson is in control of New York Fashion Week.
The legendary singer sat front row for Christian Siriano on Wednesday night, arriving at the shutter click of the cameras and quieting accolades from those in attendance. Sitting between Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and fashion correspondent Derek Blasberg, Jackson is Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2023 at the Elizabeth Collective, famously known as the former townhome of another legend, Elizabeth Taylor. Got a collection.
Jackson briefly chatted with Garcia and Blasberg near the end of the show, and when Siriano closed the show down his usual runway, he bowed to the Queen of Pop.
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Siriano had his usual celebrity muses, with Alicia Silverstone, Coco Rocha and Mae Musk highlighting the more understated front row, but the inclusion of Jackson made other invitations unnecessary. rice field. Jackson’s star power says it all, Siriano tells his USA TODAY.
“I went very simple tonight,” Siriano says half-jokingly.
And in a collection of elegant sequined frocks, sheer paneling and voluminous tulle-skirted gowns, Siriano works with her clients to create timeless silhouettes and a “return to glamor” in mind. It is said that it was designed by placing it.
“It’s not like the hype anymore,” Siriano says in controlled chaos before the show. “It’s about what’s beautiful, classic, timeless and modern.”
Siriano said she wants to “celebrate the body” with her collection. “It was very important to me…to celebrate shape.”
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What might have been the best accessory of the night went down the runway in one of the models…on a warm late summer night.
In stark contrast to Wednesday’s low-key crowd, Tuesday night’s roar erupted as Jackson walked into Harlem’s Fashion Row’s 15th anniversary gala at the Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Fresh off a flight, Jackson took the stage at the fashion agency’s previous fashion show and award ceremony afterparty, receiving an Icon Award from HFR founder Brandis Daniel.
“Thank you so much… I’m so sorry I’m late, but I’ve literally just flown in from London,” Jackson said, going through the thank you list and heading to the VIP section near the DJ booth before snapping a photo.
Other winners of the anniversary event, sponsored by fashion conglomerate LVMH in a groundbreaking partnership, include Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor Robin Givan, winner of Home Editor of the Year. Designer Sergio Hudson (yes, the man behind Michelle Obama’s 2021 inaugural pantsuit) won Designer of the Year. celebrity stylist Ade Samuel Awarded Stylist of the Year For working with celebrities like Khalid and City Girls. And multi-hyphen star Issa Rae was presented with the inaugural Virgil Abloh Award by the late designer’s widow, Shannon Abloh.
The HFR fashion show showcased collections by Jonathan Hayden, Nicole Bennefield and Clarence Ruth, and featured model Veronica Webb, stylist Misa Hilton and designer Dapper Dunn.