Zendaya And Tommy Hilfiger’s Harlem Runway Was A Block Party Bash

The duo presented their second collection together at the Apollo

Tommy Hilfiger

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For their second design collaboration, Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger brought New York Fashion Week to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater. With an ode to both 1970s fashion and the African-American community, the duo transformed the runway into a block party bash.

Much like their first disco-themed runway starring Grace Jones, the energy of the TommyxZendaya Fall 2019 show was on another level—with live music performances, dancing down the runway, and a full-on block party. The ’70s city street-themed set even included two retro convertible cars, which models danced and walked around.

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The diverse casting of models included a range of ages, races, and sizes—with appearances by Halima Aden, Precious Lee, Winnie Harlow, Candice Swanepoel, Ebonee Davis, and a pregnant Ashley Graham.

And though they didn’t hit the runway, Bella and Gigi Hadid sat front row in coordinating looks from the collection.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid

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As for the collection, Zendaya and Hilfiger stuck to taking inspiration from the late ’70s and modernizing it for today. Suits, outerwear, and midi skirts reflective of the era were reimagined in sleek leathers mixed and matched with jewel-tone velvets and pops of snake print.

The fall pieces, which were shown in a see-now, buy-now format, are already available to shop online at tommyhilfiger.com. Prices range from US$30 for the lacy undergarments to US$1,295 for the tailored leather trench coat—with most items falling in the US$100-to-$300 range.

Sadly, the collection marks the finale of Zendaya and Hilfiger’s design collaboration. The designer reflected on the experience in the show notes saying, “this evening also marks the end of my two-season collaboration with Zendaya and image architect, Law Roach. With redefined power dressing at its core, the collection’s bold tailored pieces are infused with a modern twist that celebrate the strength that comes from fearlessly being your true self. We didn’t want to hold anything back tonight, with Zendaya’s vision, dedication and strong voice bringing a unique edge to our collaboration. She has an important message to tell, and sharing our platform to express her creativity has been an honor.”

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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