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New York

Opening Ceremony

Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

New York

Opening Ceremony

Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

New York

BY Ashley W. Simpson

September 12, 2016

Last night, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon took over the Javits Center and gave us not so much a runway show as a full-on performance. 

The theme was politics, or rather, just how significant it is for all of us to go out and vote in November, and the presentation was hosted by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, who blended comedy with serious dialogue about identity, political engagement, and our rights and voices. 

As for the clothes? There were lots of thin, knit, tiered sweaters and ruffled black cotton options. Baby doll dresses with Peter Pan collars in navy and primary-colored, striped knit numbers also had their moment to shine.  

In all honesty, though, it’s likely that hardly anyone in the room paid much attention to the collection. Along with the models, activists, and performers like Whoopi Goldberg, Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, and Natasha Lyonne walked and spoke. Naturally, their words, personalities, and star power took center stage. 

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