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NYFW: Adam Selman

The Daily Beast

February 8, 2018

Adam Selman’s invite said it all. It was like a very cool flier, with love hearts surrounding the credits. Someone may have popped into his locker before school one morning.

He also had the best guest of Fashion Week so far: Whoopi Goldberg. Justin Theroux was there too, and who wouldn’t like to be number three, or even a stray breadcrumb, if those two had supper.

The clothes were Selman’s usual proudly rocky self. You can see why Rihanna wore a custom gown by him, featuring 275,000 crystals, just over a week ago at the Grammys.

On the runway, the fur coat that came in red, blue, and black was fierce, even in a room of fierce coat wearers. The coat at NYFW in February is the outstanding signature of all attendees—that is, non-famous ones, who are chauffeured in wearing pap-friendly next-to-nothing. There was a coat that looked like raspberry ripple ice cream, and off-the-shoulder dresses in many kinds of prints, most notably yellow and mauve geometric. A dark black trouser suit with cut-away arms came with a hot pink shirt.

There were shiny red jackets and trouser suits, bold-colored long shirts, and homages to Pop Art on a blouse emblazoned with “BLAM!”

If Ford loved his leopard, Selman stayed true to the tiger, but like Ford went for a silvery showstopper—this time in a short party dress. If the just-as-colorful makeup looked familiar, it was reportedly inspired by the frosted theatrics of I, Tonya.