Fashion Week: Richie Rich is Funky Fun #NYFW

Thursday, February 19, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Jules Newmark

Jules is live and on the scene, scouting select shows and parties at New York Fashion Week for Stiletto Jungle.

Blondes have more fun! At least Richie Rich and Pamela Anderson did last night at his first show after departing from Heatherette, where he teamed with Traver Reins. While most shows start with a dj playing music and then models walking to the beat, this show in a ballroom at the classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel was a different showing altogether!

Starting off in a packed room of onlookers, Beth Sacks sang, a violinist performed, Kat Deluna did her thing and a wild ballet performance overtook the runway. This sort of over-the-top night is exactly what Rich is known for and his clothing designs weren't lacking in an ostentatious display either. The line is being marketed towards the junior market mostly and will be priced at more affordable rates such as $29.99!

Dresses in multiple designs, shorts and matching jacket/pant combos in loud colors floated down the funway for the night. The show was a mix of female and male models (tan and muscled none the less) followed by some socialites and celebs to top off the show. Model Caridee English, singer Aubrey O'Day (who just graced Playboy's cover), socialite Tinsley Mortimer, transsexual Amanda Lepore and lastly but not least, Pamela Anderson followed the models for a smashing show with a surprise to the end. Rich came out with a bang on his usual rollerskates to finish up a funky, yet youthful show. Also featured were the new line of Vans shoes Rich has helped to design for the Holiday 2009 collection. The old-world Waldorf was at first an odd place for this typical downtown designer, but after the run of the show, the glitz and glamour was the ideal touch to bring this collection to life.
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Jules Newmark
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.