With the sun setting over the Hudson River, on a pier in midtown Manhattan, Tory Burch unveiled her spring 2023 collection on Tuesday, Sept. 12. As is customary with her shows, big-name celebrities graced the front row, most notably the brand ambassador (as of April): Sydney Sweeney. Embracing a dark color palette, the “Euphoria” star arrived at Pier 76 in a black sleeveless wool minidress with a curved neckline and a fitted bodice flaring into a bubble skirt. A pair of matching platform sandals worn with white lace socks added height, while a black choker necklace introduced a punk element. Other finishing accessories included the Tory Burch Petite Lee Radziwill Cat Eye Bag ($548) and small drop earrings.
Sweeney’s mostly black attire contrasted with Lana Condor’s ensemble, which consisted of a white short-sleeved boatneck dress with diamond-shaped cutouts forming a row below her chest. Condor styled it with the Tory Burch Mini Cutout Logo Tote ($598) in white (sticking to the cutout theme), and finished with gold chrome heel sandals. The “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” actress posed with Chloe Fineman moments before the show, Fineman wearing a black square-neck maxi dress and the Tory Burch Eleanor Patent Jeweled Logo Small Convertible Shoulder Bag ($648) in burgundy.
While the stars’ presence helped drum up excitement for the show, the catwalk alone delivered on the job. Boxy blazers and wrap-front skirts inspired by Claire McCardell continued the sporty theme of recent seasons, but a parade of sheer tops and double-layer skirts upped the youthful ante and took things in a more playful direction. Drawing from her memories of New York in the ’90s, Burch wanted to “look at my signatures with a fresh perspective, reflecting what feels modern now,” according to the show notes. The fashion designer has slowly been moving away from her signature demure style in favor of less covered-up pieces that mold the body. Yet, some things remained the same: the clothes were uncomplicated; they moved with ease and exuded quiet elegance.
Ahead, see what some of the front-row stars wore, and appreciate our favorite looks from the collection.