Gigi Hadid Sails Down Tommy Hilfiger’s Nautical-Inspired Runway Three Times

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Disclaimer: Brace yourself for a wave of puns. Ever the showman, designer Tommy Hilfger transformed the Park Avenue Armory once again for his fall/winter 2016 collection into a larger-than-life ship that he christened “T.H. Atlantic,” which he, quite literally, decked out with smokestacks (that emitted steam), a stern, a bow (that proved to be great for Titanic reenactments, pictured at bottom), and benches for first-class passengers. 

Naturally, the brand’s golden girl Gigi Hadid was on board with bringing the nautical-inspired collection to life. She sailed down the deck-slash-runway a grand total of three times, first opening the show to the beats of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” in a pretty shirtdress printed with boats that were inspired by sailor’s tattoos, before making another lap in an embellished silk blouse with retro-style booty shorts, and finally, closing in a gold sequined sailor dress. The accessories that anchored all three looks? A whimsical tiara and ruffled socks with metallic heels. 

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But of course Hadid wasn’t the only star of the show. Hilfiger tapped a fleet of today’s It models, including Hailey Baldwin, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Taylor Hill, and Fei Fei Sun, who were outfitted in more of the brand’s 1940s-inspired maritime designs, including oversize wool military coats, fisherman sweaters, cropped wide-leg sailor pants, and leather Breton striped tops. 

Also along for the cruise was the star-studded front row, featuring the Waterhouse sisters, Rachel Zoe, Jourdan Dunn, and Lucky Blue Smith. What did they think of the show? “Fun! It made me smile,” Suki tells Beauty-elegance. “I always leave smiling and feeling elated and more excited to dress up than before.”

Take a look at more snaps from the show, including the set, Hadid and Baldwin’s Titanic reennactment, and more. 

Now that’s what we call a bon voyage! The sirens of the TH Atlantic stunning the crowd at #TommyFall16 #NYFW

A photo posted by Tommy Hilfiger (@tommyhilfiger) on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:38am PST

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