It was military chic meets boarding school at Jill Stuart and I mean that in a very good way. Jill Stuart had something for both the 20 and 30-yr old fashionistas – the 20-yr olds will love the short body conscious flirty dresses and both will love the military style jackets, jumpsuits, the great knits (including the over-sized scarves). The collection was very sexy, very cool and every garment was retail ready – very easy translation to any young woman’s everyday life.
My favorite were the military style jackets with their wide belts and those amazing above the knee boots with the webbed heel (they also looked good as a short boot as well). I’m not sure how I feel about the Royal Guards of London-inspired hats but they work very well on the runway of this collection.
The hot looks offered by Jill Stuart has a great young celebrity following as was evident with her front row. As I was waiting for the show to begin, in walked in Annalynne McCord and Mena Suvari
although I missed getting their photos, other celeb attendees were Michelle Trachtenberg, Housewives of NYC’s Kelly Bensimon and Ramona Singer. On a separate note, there was a bit of controversy backstage at the show. I was told a model (you will see her lagging behind a little in the finale video) threw a fit backstage because she didn’t want to go back out for the finale- the shoes hurt her feet – you will notice that she can’t quite walk in them. We heard she was crying so bad, her makeup was completely messed up. She did end up walking the finale because her Booker “talked to her” – rumor is she was told she’d be dragged out by her hair if she didn’t go. However, I was told by a makeup artist that the poor model was in tremendous pain due to the shoes