Backstage with The Blonds at NYFW, photos Nadja Sayej

The Blonds (David and Philippe Blond) brought an epic show that closed New York Fashion Week this year.

The duo always steal the show when they close NYFW, and this time around was no exception.

This new collection was inspired by old Hollywood glamor, as well as the life of Elizabeth Taylor and her obsession with jewelry. “That was the starting point—her style and beauty,” said David Blond.

“She had this incredible style in the 1960, her beauty was turned up as high as you could possibly go. Larger than life.”

The oversized gemstones and crystals in the runway show call to mind Polly Pocket dresses, the gemstone emoji and even “Princess Peach Toadstool in Super Mario Bros.,” said Blond. “The new collection references Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady, as well.”

Pose actress and model Dominique Jackson closed the show wearing a giant diamond as a dress, and in attendance was Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell, model Maye Musk (Elon Musk’s mom), writer Michael Musto and more.

Photos by Nadja Sayej.

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