Once again, Jill Stuart showed her collection inside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and once again it was packed to the brim a good half hour before the show was set to start. It wasn’t the pushing, shoving, and relentless streetstyle photographers though that made the pre-show time the most arduous, it was the chaos that ensued when both Paris and Nicky Hilton showed up. Thankfully, the show began soon after.
The collection had a refreshingly nice mix of hard-edge pieces like leather pants, lace, and backless black dresses along with the frilly, ruffle-clad pieces that make up Stuart’s signatures.
It was nice to see Jill Stuart branch out from the mini-dresses and prom-style cocktails numbers we’re used to seeing from the designer who’s clientele was pretty much summed-up by the front row – in addition to the Hilton sisters there was a Gossip Girl starlet, Amanda Bynes, and Michelle Trachtenberg.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.