Fashion Week: Richie Rich grows up with Villionaire show
The Richie Rich show Thursday night provided surprises at every turn. George Whipple was there and filed the following report.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Hammerstein Ballroom was filled with filled with glitz and glam as Villionaire was presented by Richie Rich. Richie was one-half of the design duo that produced Heatherette.
"I just felt like doing something like Marie Antoinette kind of meets like the girl that wanted to go to CBGBs in the 1980s and just acts snotty but acts silly at the same time and has fun,” said Rich.
Typical of the Richie Rich show, he opened and closed with celebrities. Socialite Tinsley Mortimer walked the runway first, and JWoww of the “Jersey Shore” cast was the grand finale. Olympic Gold Medalist Johnny Weir also strutted his stuff.
There were shows inside of the show, including an opera singer with a harpist.
Music and dancing entertainment was provided by the Harlem James Gang.
The extremely far-out hair was compliments of Warren-Tricomi.
"It's absolutely one of the most craziest shows but the most fun,” said Edward Tricomi of the Warren-Tricomi salon.
"I'll tell ya, this is the one show where the hair really is about the hair,” said Joel Warren of Warren-Tricomi.
Angelo Lambrou is the design director of Villionaire.
"It's but nothing but fun to work with Richie, you know! So this collection was really the grown up Richie girl. She's the girl who used to go out clubbing and now she's grown up,” Lambrou said. “So the idea about it is keep it sophisticated."
Richie himself even sang a tune, perhaps launching a musical career.