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Tommy Hilfiger, Zendaya transform Harlem’s Apollo Theater for N.Y Fashion Week

“It felt like the right place specifically when it came to the clothes and like, I was like, oh, the clothes are going to look so good at the Apollo, you know. But you know, we also wanted to rework the space and not do it in the conventional sense,” said Zendaya.

The ’70s-inspired “TommyxZendaya” fall 2019 collection is Hilfiger’s second and last joint effort with the 23-year-old American singer and actress.

“The fabrics are a little bit richer and because it’s fall. We have the wools and the velvets and the leathers. Even though we had a bit of leather in the other line. This is a little bit more, I would say glammed,” said Hilfiger.

The duos last collaboration in March served up bold fashion statements at the Comédie des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

On Sunday, a diverse cast of models rocked the runway donning high-waisted snake print pants and dresses, faux furs, velvet blazers and bootleg trousers, leather platform shoes and more.

South African model Candice Swanepoel sparkled in a metallic halter neck jumpsuit and Ashley Graham, who last month announced that she was pregnant, wowed the audience with a polka dot dress and velvet platform heels.

The front row, lined with celebrities including models Gigi and Bella Hadid and the design world’s elite, joined other attendees in dancing along to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and “Move on Up” by Curtis Mayfield.

His show was a “see now, buy now” event – a trend in the fashion industry that sees labels make outfits displayed in catwalk shows available to consumers to purchase immediately.

Viewers watching the event live online were able to click on any outfit they chose and purchase the items right away.

New York Fashion Week will conclude on September 11.

(Production: Soren Larson / Alicia Powell)

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