At Lincoln Center on the second day of New York Fashion Week.

  People mingle outside in the Plaza of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Friday

 The crowds quickly filled The Fashion Week lobby.

 Staff and attenddes at the check-in desk in The Fashion Week lobby.

 Shail Upadhya, in one of this uniquely distinctive suit creations. He is a regular at shows every season.

 Maddi Dawson, dececked out in a skeletal bracelet, waits for entry into one of the fashion shows.

 Guests await the show.

 Guest, reflected in a special window seats, await the start of the Richard Chai show.


Inspired by a Bruce Davidson subway photograph of “a fragile-looking man” wearing a sturdy chesterfield coat, Chai’s mantra was “handsome femininity.” That’s certainly a return to roots, as mens-for-women—or boys-for-girls, depending on your view— is a longtime fascination of his.