Campbell, regarded by fashion insiders as queen of the catwalk, got the often jaded crowd cheering when she wore the finale look at Diane von Furstenberg's show Sunday. The look: a black, gold and white knit macrame sleeveless shift dress.
It fit into von Furstenberg's broader theme of "oasis," which also inspired some retro glam tunic-and-pants sets, ombre prints and a safari animal T-shirt dress worn by a model and von Furstenberg herself when she took her bow.
The designer stuck close to the looks that have made her famous — the wrap dress, wide-leg pants and prints. She could pick any one of the pieces on the runway for her own summer vacations, which she spends on her yacht.
"What I wanted to do was create in this world that's a little terrifying and scary, I wanted to create an oasis of peace, of beauty, of colour and of harmony," she said in a backstage interview. "I care about making the woman feel beautiful."
Von Furstenberg always packs the house at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Lincoln Center tents. The audience included Jessica Alba and Diane Sawyer.
From her front-row seat, Alba snapped photos, presumably of her favourite looks. Keep an eye out for her in a red ikat print chiffon strapless gown.
Associated Press Writer Nicole Evatt contributed to this story.
Follow Samantha Critchell at http://twitter.com/ap_fashion and http://twitter.com/sam_critchellSuggest a correction