NEW YORK — “The Queen is in the house!” Sorry, Madge, Philipp Plein was referring to Carine Roitfeld Monday night when standing before assembled press with the former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and stylist of his show. Madonna did eventually sit front row, however. The occasion? A modest affair by the standards of the German designer not averse to explosions and heavy metal playing robots, billed as an effort to make New York Fashion Week “great again.” As sloganeering goes, that phrase comes with a degree of caution in many a fashion circle, not to mention the wider electorate. Still, it was an earnest effort by Plein on his New York debut, held at the New York Public Library on 5 Avenue, an iconic City landmark if ever there was one. The show ran over an hour late, but when all was said and done more than 70 looks hit the runway. No fewer than 13 models at Next featured in the show including Aiden Curtiss, Blanca Padilla, Kennah Lau, Leila Zandonai, Ania Chiz, Marjan Jonkman, Alanna Arrington, Odette Pavlova, Lina Hoss, Lia Pavlova, Lineisy Montero, Leila Goldkuhl, Grace Elizabeth. Welcome to New York, Philipp.
 
Credits include: Client, Philipp Plein; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2017; Clothing design, Philipp Plein; Styling, Carine Roitfeld; Hair, Tina Outen; Makeup, Yadim; Manicure, Mei Kawajiri; Casting, Evelien Joos; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.