The designer arrived at about 9:00. A half an hour before the clothes arrived. This news left some of us shaking our heads. This is the first show of the day, how you not have the clothes here yet? They had to take all the clothes out, not time to steam much so a lot was wrinkled. The looks had to be numbered and shoes and accessories given out. In my opinion, the staff of Richard Chai should have pulled an all-nighter to get these things done. I pulled one of many all-nighters, working at Donna Karan back in 1997. I got to sleep after the show, lol!
Despite the chaos, everything went surprisingly well. 42 models, one look each so that helped a lot.Also, the shoes fit all the models! That really surprised me because the shoes are usually an issue for at least one model. They were cute shoes too, leather ankle boots, really cute. I liked some things, some other things, not so much, but the overall look was consistent and being menswear and womenswear together, it was cohesive.
I worked with Ming.
Worked with Wes.
* All photos from Style.com