IT ALL ENDS WITH TOMMY
End of an Era at Bryant Park By Jennifer Eberhart
After a week's worth of Swarovski-crystal tights, chunky scarves and black asymmetrical dresses, Bryant Park closed its final season of Fashion Week on Thursday night with the Tommy Hilfiger show.
The accomplished designer showed his true colors (red, white and blue, of course) in what proved to be a very fitting end of Fashion Week with classic, all-American looks. In true Tommy tradition, the line included luscious red peacoats, sleek silk gowns, and cashmere sweaters for the ladies, while men sported khaki trench coats and handsome navy blazers.
The audience, which included Gossip Girl notables Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley, as well as Ashley Olsen, Rosario Dawson, and VP of IMG Fern Mallis, was enthralled with the line, and rose to give the designer a standing ovation as the show closed. Hilfiger graciously accepted his praise and wholeheartedly thanked IMG and Bryant Park for hosting Fashion Week for the past 18 years.
And so ended the Fall 2010 season of Fashion Week in the Bryant Park tents. Can't wait for next season as we go, in the words of Tommy Hilfiger, "onward and upward to Lincoln Center." See you there!