While Adriana covered Tibi in the tents, I power walked down to the Baby Phat Fall 2009 show:
This time around Kimora ditched her usual Roseland Ballroom venue for the smaller, more recession friendly Gotham Hall. Admittedly, Roseland is usually a zoo, crushed with celebrities, editors, and fans–but it also typically has a vibrant energy that makes the Baby Phat show more of a party than a focused fashion event. As a former bank, Gotham Hall had a much more serious atmosphere, but no matter: without all the distractions we were left to focus on the clothes. Thankfully, Kimora put some work into offering interesting silhouettes and pieces real girls would unflinchingly wear.
For fall Kimora went for frills and lace for a girly flair…
..instead of looking cheap, the pieces offered an updated classic, Victorian sensibility that carried over to her reinterpretations of Chanel quilted bags and layered pearl necklaces:
While the lace and frills were fun, my favorite part of the show had to be the outerwear. Cute capes, wool toppers, plaid jackets, and fur collared tweeds cascaded down the runway in silhouettes that would work for anyone from a college girl on the go to a young professional in a funky creative industry…
While some options still looked like a juniors department nightmare with tie dye jeans and bedazzled t’s…
Overall Kimora delivered a solid, wearable collection, upping the quality and ante for the Fall 2009 season.
After the show, I walked over to say hey to a few well known faces:
Teyana Taylor looked retro chic with a cute hat, hairdo, and fitting dress:
I said wassup to Ray J, who was putting his VH1 show on hold for the night:
Chit Chatted with my girl Monica about Atlanta and a few of her upcoming projects (Check out my interview with her here):
And girl talked with Dwight from the Real Housewives of Atlanta!
He was working it in a fur coat and all white suit! No sightings of Nene or Sheree all fashion week, but Dwight was fab-u-lous, and working his outfit!
Yet again, a fun time at Baby Phat:
And of course, I caught the final walk for ya:
I love how ‘My President is Black’ was the song for the final walk. Very apropos for a show and a President that are all about business!
What do you think?