Showstopping design duo David and Phillipe Blond- aka The Blonds- put on the most memorable show of New York Fashion Week with their daring Spring 2012 collection. Famous for their over-the-top creations for superstars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Rihanna, The Blonds showed what they promised was their most glamours collection ever.
Taking on a 1960s Playboy bunny inspiration, the Blonds’ nod to Hef’s glory years included bejeweled bustiers, embellished leotards, sexy sleek cocktail dresses and of course the classic bunny costume with a bit of a modern twist. Stand out pieces included a pink tulle masterpiece with Swarovski crystals and a fitted floor-length multi-colored jeweled gown.
Modeled bounced down the runway accessorized with voluminous hair, crystal Christian Louboutin pumps and bunny masks. CND artist Kristina Estabrooks created “Glitz & Glam” manicures infused with the razzle dazzle spectacle The Blonds are known for. The 20 sets of nail tips took over 100 hours of manual labor to hand detail, and included a “Stockings Series” of manicures portraying fishnets, lacy tights and sexy seams. Vintage cosmic-shaped glass was imported from Germany to shape diamond-decadent nails that shined out loud in the spotlight.
Famous faces at the show included Patricia Field, Jay Manuel, MTV’s Bam Margera, rapper TruDog and ice pro Johnny Weir.