Say hello to Karolina Kurkova! The supermodel (and mom) is sharing her New York Fashion Week experiences with PEOPLE, filling us in on her adventures as she hits a few shows and films her new reality series, The Face, with Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha. Today, Kurkova tells us all about her evening at Fashion’s Night Out — and her experience at the fairytale Zac Posen runway show.
Zac’s show is the only show I’ll be doing in New York City because we’re filming — but luckily, this show was really beautiful. I didn’t even feel like we were in New York; it felt like Paris, being outside on the balcony at Avery Fisher Hall. The whole energy and atmosphere was almost like going back in time — the hair, the makeup, clothes, music. I felt like we were all movie stars, that we were all actresses who were nominated or winning an Oscar.
I loved my dress. Zac had a very specific vision for me — he wanted me to be Grace Kelly. The first fitting I did, he had that blue dress (left) specifically picked for me; I was the first girl to do a fitting, and he said I had to wear that dress because it was a perfect fit for me. And I did feel like a modern-day Grace Kelly.
The hair had some romance, but it was actually quite strong, modern and beautiful. I loved the makeup, too, with the strong eyebrow and fake lashes. Everybody looked gorgeous.
I got to Avery Fisher Hall about three hours before the show for hair and makeup; I don’t like to rush. It was fun to see everybody backstage, talk to everyone. It’s like a whole family coming back together. Naomi Campbell walked, too; I’ve been working with Naomi on The Face for a couple of days now, so we’re used to being around each other, but every time she walks into a room, she definitely causes people to look.
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I spent Fashion’s Night Out at rag & bone (left), and it was so much fun! I love FNO, because that’s when New York comes alive; you see the streets fill with people, and it’s a great energy — a cool mix of celebrities, designers, musicians, artists, students. It’s an incredible vibe.
I like the rag & bone guys (Marcus Wainwright and David Neville) a lot. I did their campaign last year, where I got to direct myself, and they design clothes that are easy and edgy, cool yet wearable. (She got cheeky with fashion photographer (and The Face costar) Nigel Barker, too!)
, I’ve been working with Naomi and Coco for a couple of days, filming for long hours. We’re having a great time, though. I can’t say too much — filming is confidential — but it’s going to be great, and exciting, and dramatic — everything it should be. It’s serious and hard, but fun, too. I can’t wait for people to see it next year!