Fashion Week NYC: Cyndi Lauper Sings, Adam Lambert Debuts Silver Hair
The end of New York Fashion Week is near, and the Tuesday (Sept. 11) shows brought an exciting array of Lady Gaga-worthy fashions and hip '80s pop looks that prove girls still just want to have fun. Read on to see which musicians scoped out the Betsey Johnson show, who debuted a new single at the ELLE and Style 360 show, and which "American Idol" alum dyed his hair silver.
Timeless diva and '80s icon Cyndi Lauper performed her hit girl-powered tracks at the Betsey Johnson runway show Tuesday, rocking a black tulle Johnson creation as she frolicked around a glittery black and pink stage. "I've been a Betsey fan since 1980," Lauper told the crowd before performing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "She Bop." "So this is for you, Betsey!"
The show, a retrospective of Johnson's 40-year career, was also special because the designer was celebrating her 70th birthday! DJ Jon Jon Battles was spinning a mix of hip-hop tunes as Johnson's most flamboyant and creative deigns from the past and present marched down the catwalk. She ended the show with one of her signature cartwheels as 50 Cent's "In da Club" blasted through the tent.
Lil Kim joined in the celebration, looking onto the runway party from the front row. She was wearing a black, blue, purple and green striped Betsey Johnson dress, layered under an electric green corset and paired with blue pumps.
"King of the Bongo" by Manu Chao set the mood for a relaxed, light and feminine collection at Tory Burch. The radiant spring fashions included sunflower yellow dresses and fitted jackets. A modern take on classic American sportswear, Burch's collection featured unique, tie-dyed patterns created by women in Guinea.
Fashion's favorite hip-hop artist, Theophilus London, sat front row as models took to the runway in Burch's cheerful collection. "I really loved this collection and the ambient sound that played," London told Billboard. The rapper rocked a pair of black trousers with a white lettering print, distressed leather jacket, green cap, shades and a pair of Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy's.
A '60s Barbie-inspired S&M fantasy was created at the Blonds' 2013 spring show. Models clad in Gaga-worthy red and pink graphic jumpers, 3D flower power bustiers, patent leather jackets, and Priscilla Presley-inspired blonde wigs strutted down the catwalk to an ambient pop-infused sound. One of the best looks from the avant-garde line was a glittering white swimsuit with a graphic lipstick print over it. Although a male modeled this, we would love to see Lady Gaga stun in the sparkling bottoms with a black corset and a pair of nude heals!
"American Idol" alum Adam Lambert attended the show, showing off his new silver hair in a black leather jacket and matching gloves. His metallic locks look fantastic, and will go perfectly with some of the items from the Blonds' new spring collection. Paris Hilton was also front row at the show, donning a tight, pastel pink, jewel-encrusted dress and a sparkling pair of Christian Louboutin heels.
As Marina and the Diamonds played at Badgley Mischka's spring 2013 show, a collection of gorgeous and modern gowns took to the runway. Inspired by the 1935 film "A Midsummer Night's Dream," designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka created a romantic vintage innocence this season. Highlights included a fluttering nude tulle dress with a fitted organza bustier top, a white gown with quivering tulle sleeves, and jersey sweatpants embellished with glittering sequins.
Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle watched from the front row, with the eldest Jonas Brother dressed in a gray silk shirt with a graphic white and black pattern, black pants, and patent leather oxfords.
Diesel Black Gold
Bloc Party's "Octopus" blared through the tent at Diesel Black Gold's spring show as a '90s skater-inspired collection took to the catwalk. The electronic and punk anthemic sound accentuated the skater-drenched collection of oversized leather jackets, embossed leather dresses, and trousers with neon accents. Natasha Bedingfield, quickly becoming the musical toast of fashion week, attended the punky hipster show in a casually chic pair of blue shorts and a low-cut black sheer top.
Elle Magazine & Style 360 Fashion Show
JoJo rocked an simple look -- a black Mango fall 2012 dress and nude Ruthie Davis Linden pumps -- as she opened for stylist/designer Shateria Moragne at ELLE magazine and Style 360's show at New York Fashion Week. The singer belted her new single, "Demonstrate," as fashionistas and front row celebrities tapped their Louboutins to the melody.