Designer Bach Mai closed out the first official night of New York Fashion Week at Starrett-Lehigh on Friday.
“I love how passionate he is. I love how much thought and what a story he puts into every one of his collections,” said “The Summer I Turned Pretty” actress Minnie Mills, who accompanied Mai to the CFDA Awards in 2022 and was at Mai’s first runway show last season. Mai’s newest collection was titled “La dévoyée,” described in show notes as “an exploration of a respectable woman’s descent into depravity.”
“Each show gets bigger and more unique. He’s so thoughtful about the music, the lighting, the setting; I never feel like it’s just clothes with Bach — not that anything is ever just clothes — but Bach puts in so much heart and intention, and he always impresses me,” said Mills, adding that the show would also be her only front-row appearance this season. “I literally said no to everything but Bach’s show. I’m in school, so I just want to show up to support,” added Mills, who’s studying neuroscience at Columbia.
Other guests in the purple-hued room included “Avatar” star Bailey Bass, drag queen Monét X Change, “The Night Agent” actress Sarah Desjardins, influencers Eva Gutowski and Caitlin Reilly, Misty Copeland, and Blondie legend Debbie Harry, attending with her goddaughter.