Big names turned out for the Longchamp show at New York Fashion Week, with Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner among the front row guests fawning over the new mini Le Pliage.
New York Fashion Week has kicked off with a decidedly mother-daughter vibe. Kaia Gerber partied in a Versace replica of an outfit worn by her mum Cindy Crawford in the supermodel’s heyday, while Kate Moss has flown in for the shows with her model daughter, Lila.
Moss, 45, wore a long-sleeved black mini-dress and black ankle boots for the Longchamp show on Saturday, while Lila, 16, opted for a mint green cropped zip-up shirt and matching smock skirt, with nude trainers.
The pair took their seats at the Hearst Plaza, an outdoor courtyard at the Lincoln Center, alongside Kendall Jenner, Julianne Moore and Liya Kebede. They watched as Gerber opened the show, fresh from celebrating her 18th birthday the night before.
The British Super has only been Stateside for a few days but she has already picked up a Style Icon award. She was given the accolade at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards on Thursday.
Jenner may not be walking at any NYFW shows this season but the 23-year-old is still showing her face at the parties and frows. She wowed at Longchamp in a pale yellow long-sleeved mini dress with a black and white shoulder panel. She teamed the ‘60s-inspired dress with black slip-on mules and a sleek half-updo.
Moore, 58, sat alongside the Mosses in a black pleated Longchamp dress with silver press stud embellishments.
The Longchamp collection offered plenty of sporty references alongside smooth, feminine silhouettes. Among the stand-out looks were “knitted boxing shoes” and - coming soon to your Instagram fashion feed - a miniature version of the fashion house’s cult Le Pliage bag.
Creative director Sophie Delafontaine described the collection as “an ode to modern femininity: aerial, soft, light, floral.”
And the mini Le Pliage? “All bags are becoming smaller and smaller,” she told Fashion Week Daily. “You just need to have your phone. I think it looks really cute…with this little shape it fits just the necessary, but in a very cool way.”
It’s a sentiment that echoes Moss’ own handbag requirements. “Keys, phone, and lipstick,” she declared as her handbag essentials earlier this week.
However, Longchamp’s new miniature may not be the model’s first choice yet. She’s launching her own handbag collaboration with French brand Zadig and Voltaire this month.