Keeping Score: New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 Day 2

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima opening Jason Wu's Fall 2014 show. Photo by WireImage.

“Adriana Lima Models Suit at Jason Wu Fashion Show!”: A Just Jared headline retweeted about a billion times—and also a major talking point on day two of New York Fashion Week among fashion people. Said Vogue, “Well, here’s something you don’t see every day: Adriana Lima in a suit. Lima, that Brazilian bombshell veteran of many a Victoria’s Secret extravaganza, is usually sporting a suit consisting of nothing more than a matching set of teeny-tiny bra and panties. But here she is opening Jason Wu’s show covered head to toe, as in not a single inch of her honed physique exposed anywhere.” Bloggers and editors who beat the traffic snarl down Mercer to see what the crown prince of uptown chic would show for his signature line before he presents his debut collection as creative director of Hugo Boss on Wednesday were divided on whether Wu’s propositions for fall/winter 2014 were exemplars of power dressing for grown women of today or a little bit mumsy. Bryan Boy Instagramed “such a rich, major dress,” Nina Garcia Twitpiced “draping gone sexy and chic,” and NYPost Fashion tweeted, “midi skirt and a ladylike pump #perfectpair,” while WWD felt the collection was “a bit flat at times” and the Los Angeles Times’ verdict was that that it “had its moments of beauty but lacked that spark.” Said a wry Brit, “New York is best when its designers present the clothes that America's women love to wear; commercial, conservative, and above all flattering. Whether that makes them timeless and elegant, or old-fashioned and dull, depends on your point of view.”

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