If you weren't checking Instagram between the hours of 8 p.m. last night and, well, now, then you probably missed the flood of pictures from Opening Ceremony's over-the-top runway show and party (or was it a party that also happened to have a runway show?) But fear not, we'll recap. When the long stretch of attendees was finally situated last night, the garage doors opened at the Pier 57 and cars (Ferraris, Range Rovers, Mercedes — you know the kind) rolled in with all the pride of bejeweled unicorns and the power of however-many-horses-are-in-their-engines, we wondered, "Where can we go from here?" Then, one-by-one, the car doors opened and out strutted a perfectly dressed O.C. model as if their escort just dropped them off late to a premiere. Which, hey, they kind of did.
As they made their rounds along the expanse of the hushed room, we finally got a good glimpse of the clothing. And luckily, it lived up to the hype of the "grand entrance" — super-sweet-sixteeners and Fast And Furious fans alike would've been giddy with delight. Whimsical landscape prints mixed perfectly with a rich chartreuse and black motif. Psychedelic swirl and dotted pants suddenly became all the more sophisticated with a twisted crop top. And, on a second troop of models (including Lindsey Wixson flanked by boys in back plastic visors), poppy reds and purple-blue-and-green graphic sweatshirts rounded out the show. Overall, the angular cuts and playful prints made for an exciting delivery that we look forward to wearing come spring. We just hope we'll have the rides to back it up.
Photo: MCV Photo