Fashion Week

The Scene Backstage at Thakoon Spring 2014

Join The Thread backstage at the Dia Art Foundation in Chelsea as Thakoon Panichgul prepares to show his spring/summer 2014 collection. Watch the Thai-American designer, who will celebrate a decade in fashion next September, begin an artful and enlightened conversation on luxury and the kind of refinement defined by the bare essentials.

Model Marikka Juhler exudes a fresh face for spring.

Estonian stunner Elisabeth Erm.

South Korean-born model Sung Hee Kim appeared in the Miu Miu resort ’13 campaign shot by Steven Meisel.

Another Miu Miu face: Anne Verhallen from the fall/winter ’13 campaign.

Martiniquan catwalker Cora Emmanuel gets the head-to-toe works.

For the NARS-created looks, British makeup maven Diane Kendal leads the team.

Thakoon and team concentrate on the show run-through.

Models zig-zag in unison.

Also an Oscar de la Renta fall ’13 campaign star, Kate Bogucharskaia has a look that shines so bright.

Luxe statements come in subtle forms for Japanese model Chiharu Okunugi.

Noted Japanese jeweler Tasaki collaborates yet again with Thakoon on crossbody bags that feature striking pearl chains.

Until we meet again on the runway! #Thakoon.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Fernando Colon

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Backstage at Rachel Zoe

Soft, center-parted waves and clean makeup made for an understated, natural look at Rachel Zoe‘s spring/summer 2013 runway show, which took place this afternoon at Lincoln Center. A few of the girls had eyelash-grazing bangs, which added to the ’70s feel.

Here’s the stylists’ accessories table, full of belts, bags and jewelry.

Designer Prabal Gurung stopped by to wish Rachel luck before the show started. In this photo, she’s raving about how much she loved his show, which took place last week (“It was RIDICULOUSLY amazing. Just beyond,” she gushed).

I’ll be back shortly to post photos from Rachel’s show. Headed now to Reed Krakoff!