Zosia Mamet is wearing the tightest white jeans ever. The “Girls” star, sporting a new short haircut, is sitting front row at Rebecca Taylor alongside DJ Chealsea Leyland and Song of Style’s Aimee Song. Besides the occasional photographer snapping pictures of the ladies, things are pretty zen this afternoon.
Taylor sites French graffiti artist Philippe Baudelocque’s intricate chalk figures on gritty Parisian corners as her inspiration. Like his work, she played with contrasts: a shrunken quilted flight jacket paired with elegant trousers, an ethereal pale cocktail dress constructed from cracked leather, slouchy floral jacquard pants with brawny shearling. For the past few seasons, Taylor has been working to move her brand away from its frilly, girly reputation and into cooler, edgier territory. Today’s collection, with it’s intermingling of textures and patterns (blurred florals on scuba materials), soft color palette and airy, sheer fabrics, delivers the perfect balance of grit and femme. Those sexy metal necklaces certainly help, too.
Right as Taylor bows, Mamet and her tight pants make a dash for the door — the models are barely off the runway. Editors are confused and put off by this, “Who does she think she is, Anna Wintour?” I hear one say.
Upbeat girly jams including a remix of Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious."
The major trends
Texture, cocoon coats, jacquard, navy
What this will mean for your wardrobe
Go ahead and wear that flirty dress with a boxy boyish jacket.