Band of Outsiders & Boy Bring the Beach, Kim Gordon Defends Leggings

Scott Sternberg brought a taste of his SoCal stomping grounds to Milk Studios Saturday for his SS10 Fashion Week presentation for Band of Outsiders and Boy. Models were outfitted in Sternberg’s classic Americana-meets-prep-meets-California cool. Blazers for women were shrunken, while cuffed khaki shorts and cropped trousers were cut on the loose side. For men, suit jackets, relaxed button-up shirts, slim-legged pants, and bomber jackets were fashioned decidedly more trim. Thanks to a jam-packed crowd, the beach scene was matched by notably warm interior temperatures. But that didn’t dissuade the likes of Jason Schwartzman, Kirsten Dunst, Leigh Lezark, and Rachel McAdams (the latter of which has been attending shows with Anna Wintour, generating rooms of a Vogue cover in the works) in a Boy bandage skirt fresh off the SS10 line among other A-listers from paying their respects to Sternberg.

Amid a soundtrack so loud it turned most conversations into shouting matches, I managed a few moments with punk rock’s queen mother Kim Gordon (who in addition to still helping front Sonic Youth, designs a line called Mirror/Dash, which retails exclusively at Urban Outfitters). Given the fact that Sternberg’s line borrows its name from a Jean-Luc Godard film, I asked Gordon what her favorite fashion films are: “I like Pierrot le fou [also by Godard] a lot. Anna Karina’s look I’ve always liked.” What styles is Gordon working on right now as far as her own line? “Every two months we do another delivery; right now we’re working on things that can work with different ages, that are easy but that can also be pulled together. That have shape to them and are also feminine, but not so girly or anything.” Speaking of easy, how does she feel about leggings being as omnipresent in fashion’s lexicon as ever? “I wear them all the time.”

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