Philipp Plein is known in Milan for his over-the-top, no-holds-barred fashion shows: Rap icons like Snoop Dogg and Theophilus London have performed at his shows, while runway sets have included everything from jets of fire to swimming pools and, once, an indoor roller coaster. For his first New York Fashion Week show, held at the New York Public Library last night, he certainly made an impression.
The front row was a veritable celebrity circus: Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Madonna, and the Hilton sisters were all there, but the most controversial, surprising attendee was Tiffany Trump. At each seat programs declared, “Let’s Make NYFW Great Again.” A reference to the guest list perhaps? Or maybe Plein’s intentions of taking over American fashion in much the same brash way Trump won the election. Seated with Rich Kid of Instagram Andrew Warren, Tiffany Trump posed for photographers as Secret Service hovered nearby (meanwhile, the protests against her father this week have been plentiful). Once she was seated, two editors from a top women’s magazine immediately got up and left. Other well-known influencers nearby requested seat changes shortly after.