13 Highlights From New York Fashion Week Spring 2018

From the breakout models to Rihanna on a dirtbike.

Now that the Spring 2018 collections have officially come to an end in New York, take a look back at the greatest moments of the week. From the rising new models to unexpected front row stars and Marc Jacobs's grand finale of bold colors and prints, here's a recap of the week's highlights.

Tom Ford Kicks Off The Week With Sexy Sparkles


When Tom Ford sent invitations for his Spring 2018 show along with a bottle of his new fragrance, Fucking Fabulous, we knew it would be...well, fucking fabulous. On the eve of New York Fashion Week, the designer debuted a collection of glitz, glamour, and ultra-sexy silhouettes at the Park Avenue Armory. The star-studded front row hosted a newly blonde Kim Kardashian, Julianne Moore, Ciara, Chaka Khan, and more.

Kaia Gerber Makes Her Big Runway Debut

Cindy Crawford's supermodel offspring made her highly-anticipated runway debut at Calvin Klein, just days after turning 16. In her first week of walking, Kaia went on to open the Alexander Wang show, walk Coach and Fenty x Puma by Rihanna, and then made a grand finale closing the Marc Jacobs show.

BAZAAR Celebrates "Icons" With a Star-Studded Fête

Carine Roitfeld's "Icons" party, held at New York's Plaza Hotel, reigned supreme with a performance by September cover star The Weeknd and endless A-list appearances from Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, Jared Leto, Courtney Love, the model set, and more.

Leslie Jones Has The Best Time In The Front Row

Leslie Jones became the front row cheerleader fashion never knew it needed at Christian Siriano's Spring 2018 show. The comedian couldn't contain her emotions over all the stunning runway gowns—which ranged from having her breath taken away to yelling "YASSS" and "YOU WORK IT, GIRL!" at the models. Watch the incredible moment in all of its glory here.

Teyana Taylor Gives A Master Class In Closing The Runway

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The "Fade" dancer proved her runway prowess when she closed the show at Philipp Plein with one of the most epic walks of all time. Giving us endless attitude, sass, and killer moves, Taylor went on to walk The Blonds and GCDS shows as the runway's fiercest new star.

#WangFest Takes Over Brooklyn

Alexander Wang brought the fashion set to Bushwick, Brooklyn for a Spring 2018 runway staged on the street. Models, led by Kaia Gerber, entered the runway via a WANGFEST tour bus. As for the after party? There were performances by Cardi B, Ashanti and Ja Rule along with a bouncy house, donut towers, an ice bar, cocktail juice pouches, and an inflatable pool filled with bottles of Budweiser. Pretty low-key.

Rihanna Brings Dirtbikes To The Runway

It might as well have been renamed New York Fenty Week this season, as Rihanna took over with the launch of her Fenty Beauty line followed by an unforgettable Fenty x Puma runway show Sunday night. The runway of pink sand mountains kicked off with motocross stuntmen soaring across the set on their bikes—and subsequently ended with Rihanna taking her final "bow" on the back of a bike. The collection itself was a strong mix of colorful '90s-infused nylon pieces with '80s swimwear and risk-taking stiletto flip flops.

Gloria Steinem Attends Her First Fashion Show

At 83 years old, the feminist icon had her first fashion show experience sitting front row at Prabal Gurung's Spring 2018 show, which she proudly documented on Instagram. Given the designer's penchant for casting diverse models and using fashion to make activist statements, it was a fitting choice for Steinem's first runway.

Bella Lends Gigi A Hand On The Runway

In the sweetest sister moment to ever grace the catwalk, Bella helped Gigi down the runway at Anna Sui's Spring 2018 show after the model suffered a wardrobe malfunction and had to walk wearing only one high heel. The younger Hadid held onto her sister as the two walked arm-in-arm for the finale. Despite the fact, Gigi of course champed her way down the runway and ultimately, the faux pas made for Instagram gold. Sister power.

Cardi B. Is The Breakout Star of NYFW

With a performance at Alexander Wang's after party and several front row appearances throughout the week, the rapper quickly became fashion's most unexpected breakout star.

Solange Gives A Surprise Performance

The singer surprised everyone with a beautiful set at Maryam Nassir Zadeh's show, which was held outside at the East River Park track. For what felt like a completely spontaneous performance, Solange also debuted her new blonde braids.

Ralph Lauren Brings The Fashion Set To His Garage

Ralph Lauren's impressive luxury car collection served as the backdrop to the designer's Spring 2018 show. Held at the designer's private garage in Bedford, New York, showgoers were treated to a collection that infused high fashion with fast cars.

Marc Jacobs Closes The Week With Maximal Impact

For the grand finale of New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs staged a breathtaking collection of color, prints, and bright turbans topping off every look. Bringing back maximalism, the vacation-inspired collection hit the runway in complete silence at the Park Avenue Armory—until the finale brigade when loud opera music filled the empty room.

From: Harper's BAZAAR US

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