For all the observers lamenting the demise of New York Fashion Week before the Spring 2018 season due to the departures of such mainstays as Altuzarra, Thom Browne, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler, the September 2017 shows were one for the books both on the runway and off. Whether it was Migos’ Offset rolling into VFiles in a yellow Lamborghini on the first night of the season, Rihanna inviting an entire squad of X-Games bikers to perform, or any time Teyana Taylor showed up anywhere, designers did not shy away from going big when it came to staging their shows. But there were also circumstances few could have foreseen: Gigi Hadid losing a shoe at Anna Sui, Lionel Richie dropping in to support his daughter Sofia Richie at Jeremy Scott, or Coco Gordon Moore making her debut at Eckhaus Latta. In short, New York Fashion Week had many attendees finding themselves pulling an expression of surprise that was not far off from a recent Kim Kardashian Instagram. See the most outrageous, memorable moments from New York Fashion Week Spring 2018, as documented on Instagram, here.
When Rihanna brought the X-Games to New York Fashion Week. Photo by @badgalriri.
When Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, and more traipsed across New York in the service of an Alexander Wang party. Photo by @bellahadid.
When Gigi Hadid lost a shoe at Anna Sui Spring 2018, and her sister Bella helped her down the runway during the show’s finale. Photo by @popsugarfashion.
When Offset of Migos rolled into the VFiles show in a yellow Lamborghini—and didn’t even play a song, just sat on the hood smoking a blunt. Photo by @vfiles.
When Lionel Richie made it just in time to see his daughter Sofia Richie walk in Jeremy Scott’s 20th anniversary show. Photo by @sofiarichie.
When Cardi B, who did not make it to VFiles, made it in time to shut down Alexander Wang’s #Wangover party. Photo by @iamcardib.
When Teyana Taylor, who walked in Kanye West’s infamous Yeezy Season 4 show, expanded her resume with gigs at Philipp Plein and The Blonds. Photo by @teyanataylor.
When Coco Gordon Moore, the daughter of Kim Gordon who captioned this image “i love nipples,” made her runway debut at Eckhaus Latta. Photo by @cocogm.
When, in the middle of it all, the Hand in Hand Hurrican Harvey relief telethon brought together supermodels like Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn, front row-er and rapper Nicki Minaj—and Bruce Willis. Photo by @nickiminaj.
And when Marc Jacobs, whose Spring 2018 show closed out New York Fashion Week (and with markedly less controversy than his last show), departed for some much-needed R&R. Photo by @themarcjacobs.
When Halsey and G-Eazy dropped in. Photo by @iamhalsey.