FW19 Runway / Behind the Scenes

The Fall Winter 2019 show took place on February 9, 2019 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York City. Guests entered through the ground floor of the cavernous, abandoned-looking venue where they were greeted by bright pink lights before ascending the escalators into the show space. Upon landing on the second floor, Frédéric Malle's 'Portrait of a Lady' scent enveloped guests as tuxedo-clad waiters passed around trays of Wingstop's chicken wings and beverages from Fiji Water, Nine Banded Whiskey and Hall Wines. The disorienting entrée juxtaposed the experience inside of the runway room, set designed by Marla Weinhoff, where the walls were adorned with ivory faille moire, crisp white carpet and beautiful floral arrangements that spanned across the wall.  

"I wanted to create a quiet little jewel box room in the middle of a chaotic neighborhood, swathed in ivory moire and gold."

“Eyes that wouldn’t lie to you” is how Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics described the make-up look that featured pronounced and defined eyelashes. Hair Stylist Bob Recine created sleek and elegant looks with sleek, middle-parted hair that met in a low chignon. George Cortina, a true storyteller and lover of clothes, styled effortlessly minimal looks, utilizing all the accessories in ways that highlighted each individual piece. Creative movement director Stephen Galloway worked to bring rhythm and flow to the runway as the models boldly strutted down, and he went on to direct a post-show photoshoot, where looks were modeled by Grace Elizabeth, Sabah Koj, and more.