Sumary of NYFW SS23 kicks off in full post-pandemic force:
- The Italian luxury house pulled out all the stops 25 years after the small bag became a fashion staple when it was carried by actress Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City, with 1990s supermodel Linda Evangelista closing out the show on Friday, 15 years after she last walked a runway.
- There were bags, yes, but also mini Baguettes stitched on to Baguettes, or woven into the fabric of the clothes themselves — pockets, parkas and sweaters; parachute skirts, cellophane opera capes and large fur hats — recycled, says Fendi.
- Meanwhile, the triumphant return of Evangelista came a year after she announced she was stepping out of the spotlight after botched cosmetic She was not the only star: Sarah Jessica Parker, of course, also attended; as did South Korean actor and version Lee Min-ho, who was greeted by a cheering crowd as he exited on to 34th Street.
- The bag creator Silvia Venturini Fendi and the artistic director of Fendi women collections, Kim Jones, collaborated with designer Marc Jacobs, Tiffany & Co., Sarah Jessica Parker herself and the Japanese bag manufacturer Porter.