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22 Things To Love About The Spring 2014 Richard Chai Fashion Show

Mostly THE JONAS BROTHERS, but also Colton Haynes. And the clothes too, duh.

1. Because of this stellar, fan fic-worthy front row: Zachary Quinto, Jonas Brothers Kevin, Nick and Joe, and Colton Haynes

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Christina Ricci also sat front row not far from Zachary, but far enough all the same to miss out on this wonderful photo opportunity.

An alternate view: that photo opportunity, shot from the perspective of a lowly third-row seat-dweller.

2. And then the brotherly trio posed together and Joe had something sparkly on his pocket.

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Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

 

(Kevin’s shirt also featured some sparkly rhinestone stripes on the back.)

3. Oh, and because both Kevin and Nick’s nonchalant beard growth was grown-up and attractive.

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Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

 

4. Also, more photos of Colton Haynes, who gamely posed backstage with Richard Chai himself.

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Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

 

Upon leaving the show, Colton bumped into me and immediately said, “Sorry,” which was nice. I said, “No worries,” which was sort of a lie because what I actually meant was, “OMG COLTON HAYNES, TOUCH ME AGAIN.”

5. Anyway, the front row starlets really seemed to concentrate on the show. Which is noble.

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6. Of course, focusing on the clothes and not the hot models.

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7. Well, mostly not the hot models. There has to be an exception to every rule!

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8. Maybe two exceptions, because Kevin Jonas loves his iPhone camera.

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And just incidentally, Kevin likes cameras so much that he went to the Best Buy opposite Lincoln Center and bought a new one after the show. Everyone there apart from myself did a disconcertingly good job at not appearing starstruck.

9. Here’s the outfit that so caught his attention.

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Zach Hyman, BFA

 

10. PS: here’s a shot of Christina Ricci, who looked really cute.

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11. Also cute: the collection. It opened with a series of red-and-white striped/patterned skirts and dresses.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

12. As well as some bolder, brighter red separates — loosely draped and nicely floaty.

Zach Hyman, BFA

Zach Hyman, BFA

 

13. Here’s a lovely falling-leaves print.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

14. And here’s another great geometric pattern.

Zach Hyman, BFA

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15. Mix-and-match patterns!

Zach Hyman, BFA

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

The series of looks featuring floral/tartan patchwork separates was a particular highlight.

16. Mix-and-match patterns with (just about) a train! This is lovely.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

17. Oops. Let’s take a quick moment to celebrate this moment when it looked like one poor model would faceplant, BUT SHE DIDN’T.

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Because models have mad skillz, that’s why.

18. The show’s male models walked in mostly monochromatic looks.

Zach Hyman, BFA

Zach Hyman, BFA

Zach Hyman, BFA

 

They looked a little bit grumpy, but that’s probably just the direction provided backstage. “Make it seem like you don’t want to be here” is something models get told a lot, for some reason.

19. Or in light sky blues — slightly reminiscent of old-school Calvin Klein, but effortlessly contemporary all the same. Perfect for the urban utilitarian.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

20. The quilted Andrew Marc x Richard Chai leather jackets were also a highlight. Both for the guys…

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21. …and the girl models.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

22. And refreshingly, the show’s model cast appeared more than reasonably diverse without appearing in the least bit tokenistic.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

 

You know, like the casting team saw a diverse bunch of models and picked the best ones, without a “quota” or whitewash at hand.

Also, the show’s soundtrack was great. Nice work, Richard.

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