Julia Fox, fresh off her split with Kanye West’s artist, opened LaQuan Smith’s New York Fashion Week Show in black. The designer also honored Andre Leon Talley with a moment silence Monday night at a century-old club.
Smith’s guests were scattered about the Down Town Association rooms. This is one of the oldest private clubs in the city. Smith created a sophisticated yet still signature sexy collection that was full of sparkle in red, gold and blue, as well as tiny minis with cutouts in every right place.
Fox shared her feelings with The Associated Press about her split from Ye. We are still good friends, and I wish him all the best.
After six weeks of being together, Ye broke up with Fox. Ye had been ranting on social media about Kim Kardashian West and Pete Davidson. He posted a truckload red roses that he had sent to Kim’s Hidden Hills, California home on Valentine’s Day. They once shared the home.
Fox, a black, high-necked, long-sleeved evening dress with cutouts at her midriff, chest, and back, opened Smith’s show in a black, long-sleeve, long-sleeved gown. The dress hugged her body at the 163 year-old club in the Financial District. The Down Town Association, which was filled with marble and deep-stained wooden, was once only for men. However, it began accepting women in 1985. The walls are still decorated with paintings of white men.
Smith, a rare Black designer who made it to New York Fashion Week, is still a popular choice for young people and party-goers. In a backstage interview, he told the AP that he chose the club to change his mood after taking over the Empire State Building observation deck last September for his fashion show.
He said, “I’m excited for this space.” “I wanted something romantic and intimate. This season and the show are about New York City’s revival, celebrating New Yorkers, celebrating American designers.
Smith stated that women buy his clothes because they want to be the center of attention. This season, however, it was not about showing skin.
Smith produced classics in camel coats, day dresses and day dresses that were worthy of ladies who eat lunch instead of partying ’til dawn. The coat was made in soft, cozy moss green leather and featured a soft lapel and lining. Smith added a twist to the ensemble by wearing it over a small leo. His model was in dark colors with a statement necklace.
Smith’s latest collection was largely about va-va-voom, which is what has earned him his fame.
He said that women shop and that’s an even greater incentive. It’s about giving people hope. People love to celebrate. People love to dress up.”
Smith spoke out about Talley’s death on January 18. He said that he took time to grieve. Smith was only 21 when Vogue editor and legend André Leon Talley took him under his wing. Smith stated that Smith was more than just a mentor. Smith said that he provided nourishment for him when he was most in need.
He changed my life. Andre gave me the money to travel to Paris. I had never been before to Paris. Andre explained that you have to take this check, and then you can go to Paris. You just need to sit down in a cafe. You go to Champs-Elysees. At 21 years old, he believed in me.
Smith, 33, is a Queens native who founded his brand in 2013. He has dressed Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Kardashian West and Hailey Bieber. He has never won the Academy Awards, which will be held this year on March 27. Smith prefers cocktail and evening wear to statement gowns but is keen to keep in building mode.
Smith stated that he has not had the opportunity to attend the Oscars. “I look forward to the next. “I’m optimistic.”