It was only fitting that designer Chris Benz rang in his 30th birthday with a Barbie-themed fashion presentation: The man may be carried at Bergdorf, but he’s got a knack for making grown women feel like they’re playing dress-up.
Dolled-up models wore hot pink lipstick and rouge, but Benz’s designs and styling were blissfully out of the box. A slew of handpicked label collaborations (Alejandro Ingelmo heels and two-tone loafers, Cambridge satchels, Anthropologie backdrops) set the stage for stretch lace tops and carnation-covered blazers, along with a blink-and-you’d-miss-it CB Denim debut.
We felt like kids in a candy store.
Photos: James Porto / Courtesy of Chris Benz