NY Fashion Week kicks off with a bang, featuring Priyanka Chopra, Naomi Campbell, and more

Dristi Sharma
Dristi SharmaSep 07, 2023 | 18:22

NY Fashion Week kicks off with a bang, featuring Priyanka Chopra, Naomi Campbell, and more

Fashion month has arrived! September is a favorite among fashionistas as it brings with it fashion weeks, runway shows, top brands, and, of course, more fashion. Currently, all eyes are on New York as New York Fashion Week is just around the corner, with pre-events already underway.

'Since World War II'

Before delving into the current highlights, let's take a look at the origins of New York Fashion Week:

  • Originally known as "Press Week," New York Fashion Week was first organized in 1943 by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert.
  • It was created as a way to showcase American designers and their collections during World War II, as Paris, traditionally the fashion capital, was inaccessible due to the war.
  • Since then, it has evolved into one of the most significant events in the global fashion industry.

Now, let's talk about 2023. This year, Fashion Week will run from September 8 to September 13. The opening show will feature the renowned New York-based designer Helmut Lang, known for his minimalist designs.

Throughout the week, various designers, including Prabal Gurung (who dressed Alia Bhatt for her Met Gala debut), Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and others, will take to the runway to showcase their talents. You can find the full list here.

For those familiar with fashion, New York Fashion Week is not just about the runway; it's a week filled with gala fashion shows, talks, and parties. This year was no different, as we've already witnessed:

  • Victoria's Secret's grand comeback show, "The Tour '23," featuring Priyanka Chopra and more.
  • YSL Beauté's launch party for their MYSLF fragrance, with Austin Butler in attendance.
  • Chanel's takeover of a Brooklyn diner.
  • A downtown party hosted by MCM, with a special appearance by Mary J Blige.


  • On Tuesday, September 5, J. Crew celebrated its 40th anniversary with a live concert by The Strokes.
  • Supermodel Naomi Campbell showcased her first collaboration with the fast-fashion brand Pretty Little Thing in her signature style by strutting down the runway herself during Harlem Fashion Row, which marked the beginning of New York Fashion Week.
  • The event featured rapper A$AP Rocky and singer Kelly Rowland receiving awards on stage.

Of all these events, two stood out: Victoria Secret's show and Naomi Campbell's debut as a fashion designer. Let's dive into those highlights:

PC steals the show

Priyanka Chopra graced New York Fashion Week as the ambassador of the Victoria's Secret World Tour. At the event, she made a striking appearance in an elegant sheer black gown on the red carpet.

The event also saw the presence of other renowned figures such as Doja Cat, Naomi Campbell, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Gigi Hadid, and Lily Aldridge, among many others.

During the event, the lingerie brand revealed plans for a feature film titled "The Victoria's Secret World Tour," which is set to offer a fresh perspective on their iconic fashion show. Reportedly, Priyanka Chopra is expected to have a role in the upcoming feature film.


Model Naomi Campbell turns designer and takes the runway

  • Supermodel, actor, entrepreneur, and singer Naomi Campbell has expanded her already impressive portfolio by venturing into fashion design.
  • Campbell presented her latest collection in collaboration with the fast-fashion brand PrettyLittleThing and took to the runway herself to showcase her designs at Cipriani 25 Broadway on Tuesday, just in time for New York Fashion Week.
  • The event was also attended by other models, including Emily Ratajkowski and Winnie Harlow.

In her showcase, "PrettyLittleThing x Naomi Campbell," the 53-year-old icon unveiled a collection of 82 looks that paid homage to her iconic '90s style. Campbell worked closely with emerging designers Victor Anate and Edvin Thompson to create a range that featured sensuous mesh outfits, playful short party dresses adorned with sequins, and spicy gowns.

This is just the beginning, as after New York Fashion Week's Spring-Summer Collection, London, Milan, and Paris await, with all events concluding on October 3rd, 2023.

Now, let's eagerly await and see what New York Fashion Week has in store for us!

Last updated: September 07, 2023 | 18:22
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