Many were in awe of the new creations by American Tommy Hilfiger entitled “Tommy Now”, highlighting the ready-to-wear clothing under the brand’s Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection presented at the Paris Fashion Week. The collection was much anticipated as Hilfiger collaborated with Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman actress Zendaya.
But it was 70-year old Jamaican singer Grace Jones who stole the spotlight as she dazzled the Champs-Elysees Theatre runway in her shimmering peaked-shoulder tuxedo and thigh-high boots, showing no signs of her age as she danced to the greatest disco hits of the ’70s.
Hilfiger and Zendaya envisioned the collection show to celebrate diversity, and having Grace Jones perform and model for them (her attire is also part of the Tommy Now collection) was just the icing on the cake for a groovy night, even prompting the fashion-crazy crowd to sing along to “We Are Family”.
Zendaya was given full control of the clothing designs, and she drew inspiration from “iconic women” of the late-1970s through the early-1980s. It seemed apt then that Pat Cleveland, regarded as the world’s first black supermodel, took part in a show that championed women and diversity; the 68-year old Cleveland also walked in the 1973 Versailles show.
Story and photos from AP