Y-3's runway show--displayed this past Sunday at New York Fashion week--kicked off the season with a feeling of escapism of rock and roll. Complete with a soundtrack tailored by Brit band The Duke Spirit, guests included Bambou and Lulu Gainsbourg, Alison Brie, Liberty Ross, Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol, and the Wonder Girls. The collection, presented for the third season at the Park Avenue Armory, highlighted a contemporary take on classic rock silhouettes: leather looks of the ’60s, bold prints in the ’70s, the aughties and the naughties! Velour suits in ochre green recalled the slouchy style of Janis Joplin. And highly-tailored jackets for men looked pulled from the wardrobe of the King, Elvis Presley. Rock music and sex appeal go hand in hand, and neither was in short supply. Y-3 proposed cropped tanks for both men and women, and, for the girls, flowing sarong skirts and tight black leggings that erupted almost erotically into a spray of ruffles at the knee. While the show was an absolute hit, Y-3 designer Yohji Yamamoto was only there in spirit: the designer was absent from the presentation, staying in Tokyo instead to complete his femme collection, which will be shown in Paris in October. A tout a l'heure!