Cowboys! Unicorns! Cher: Everything That Happened Day 5 of New York Fashion Week


If NYFW felt a little quiet today, here’s why: While waiting for shows to start, we were all watching Chloe Kim win gold on our phones. Here’s what happened when we finally looked up…

Oscar Winners

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Five black evening gowns closed Oscar de la Renta’s afternoon show, a sharply-tailored nod to the imminent Academy Awards and the lingering #MeToo dress code from the Golden Globes. But the most-grammed look was a dreamy strapless pouf with flowers, unicorns, and even a badger painted on the train.

Who will get red carpet dibs? Maybe Dakota Fanning, who sat front row.

Ralph Envy

Ralph Lauren Fall 2018

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When Ralph Lauren walked out for his Monday morning runway bow, he wore a dream ensemble: a sharp navy blue blazer, an inky fitted turtleneck, faded jeans, and beat up cowboy boots. There were some other neat options on his catwalk, but for working women who crave a modern uniform, Mr. Lauren own look is, as the kids say, everything.

Pink Problems

Phillip Lim Fall 2018

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A dilemma from 3.1 Phillip Lim: Are dresses over pants ok if they’re pale pink? Asking for a friend who is imaginary, because I’m really just asking for myself. Thanks.

Cowboy Sweethearts

Cowboy Trend

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Guess it’s time to call the Dollywood aesthetic an official NYFW trend. So far, we’ve seen horses at Derek Lam, denim and diamonds at Veronica Beard, cowboy boots at Kate Spade New York, cowhide jackets at 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Grand Old Opry dresses at Zimmerman. Brace yourself for the inevitable rodeo / Rodeo Drive puns.

Teamwork = Dream work

Carolina Herrera Final Bow

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Carolina Herrera could have taken her final bow solo, but the revered designer—who steps down after this collection— brought her entire atelier onstage to accept the applause. Brandon Maxwell did the same yesterday, and both times the gesture was received with wild applause. Go teams, go!

The Cher Sweatshirt!

Cher Sweatshirt

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Why yes, this is a sequin portrait of Cher on a sweatshirt. It’s by designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine, and—much like the 2014 KimYe sweatshirt by Ashish—it’s a total must-have… especially if you believe in life after love.