“Justice for Tanya!” was the refrain that could be heard ringing out as the audience filtered onto the street after Eckhaus Latta’s NYFW show last night, as designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta enlisted White Lotus star Jon Gries to tread their runway for AW23.
The actor, who plays (spoiler alert – but you have had like three months to watch it so…) Jennifer Coolidge’s potentially murderous husband, was kitted out in a fuzzy green splodgey sweater and louche wide-legged linen trousers for his modelling debut.
The move comes after a succession of the hit show’s stars sat front row during the AW23 men’s shows last month, with the likes of Theo James popping up at Armani, Beatrice Granno landing at Valentino, and Sabrina Impacciatore on the sidelines at JW Anderson, who himself tapped up Coolidge to front a 2019 campaign before White Lotus even dropped.
The collection itself offered up faux fur vests with peekaboo cutouts, gauzy loose-gauge singlets, wipe-clean latex shirts, and diaphanous mesh dresses, with structured corsets and clean tailored coats finishing things off. The palette was largely neutral and muted, shot through with pops of hot pink, electric blue, and a rich green reminiscent of fat, juicy olives.
With London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week looming on the horizon, the question now is whether we’ll see any more of the show’s Sicilian holidaymakers pop up on the catwalk. We’ll be honest: we’re holding out for a cameo from Coolidge. Jonathan Anderson, you know it makes sense.