New York was alive with the sound of Gwen Stefani’s music – and the look of her fashion line – as the No Doubt singer unveiled her spring 2006 L.A.M.B. collection to bits of The Sound of Music score interspersed with her own tunes last weekend, MTV News reports.
As Diddy, Ashanti, Lenny Kravitz, Damon Dash, Faith Hill and Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour looked on, Stefani had her models emerge from customized Cadillacs. On their backs: a look Stefani calls “Rasta Gatsby,” featuring costumes appropriate for a garden party gone reggae. Her “Pirate Trooper” reportedly pays homage to Vivienne Westwood’s marauder and paratrooper jumpsuits.
Stefani, 35, previewed her new songs, which she described as “fresh”: “Candyland,” “Breaking Up” and “Orange County Girl.” She also surprised her husband, Gavin Rossdale (who sat out the fashion show in a chair next to Wintour), by playing the song “When Animals Attack” from his new band, Institute.
“It was nice of her to put it in,” said Rossdale. “I think she wanted to do something sweet.”
“That was probably my favorite part of the whole thing,” Stefani told MTV of the musical tribute to her hubby. “Besides The Sound of Music, of course. The Julie Andrews part was the best.”