NEW YORK — With temperatures approaching what it must have felt like the last time Gotham faced a blackout and could not power any cooling device more advanced than a hand fan, a spectacle of grand design and epic scale would be required to lurch the animal brain out of its sweaty stupor. Enter one Thomas Jacob Hilfiger, who along with his BFF presented a carnivalesque runway show at South Street Seaport. To call it big would be an understatement, the man after all transformed Pier 16 into a evening luna park replete with amusement rides and carnival refreshments, all of which were perfectly reasonable given this collection would be available now. Tommy Now! The casting alone for the show featured scores and scores of models, 11 of whom included Marjan Jonkman, Lineisy Montero, Grace Hartzel, Selena Forrest, Mical Bockru, Binx, Julie Hoomans, Vera Van Erp, Katlin Aas, Wangy, and Yana Van Ginneken. Backstage the mood inside the air-conditioned model tent was especially buoyant as models grooved to the pop anthems pulsing the thick night air. This was a night to savor now and then some.

Credits include: Client, Tommy Hilfiger; Collection, Tommy x Gigi Fall 2016; Clothing design, Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi Hadid; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Eugene Souleiman; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Casting, Michelle Lee; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.