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“One of the first magazines I was ever in, I wore a Milly dress and have just fallen in love since then,” said Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley at the Milly spring 2016 show on Tuesday.
The actress had just returned from L.A. and was attending her first show of the season. “I’m working the rest of the week, having some fun today,” she said, before being called to pose for photographs with fellow front-row attendee actress Malin Åkerman.
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“I became a big fan just recently, this year,” said Åkerman, in a bold pink Milly top and skirt. “I love the colors, the cuts. It’s just funky and edgy and right up my alley. I usually wouldn’t wear pink, but because of the way this is cut — it’s just very edgy.”
Åkerman, who will next star in the legal thriller Beyond Deceit with Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino, is “taking it easy” this fashion week, explaining that it was her son’s first week of preschool. “I want to be there for him — drop him off, pick him up from school. That’s my priority.” The actress attended DVF earlier in the week and planned to make an appearance at Ralph Lauren, she said.
Plus-size model Ashley Graham was also in attendance, as was Solange Knowles (who refused interviews, echoing similar sentiments earlier in the week), taking her seat seconds before the show began.
FKA Twigs’ “Figure 8” blasted as models, showcasing a natural face and slicked back hair, unveiled a collection full of strapless and off the shoulder pieces, plunging necklines — neutral and colorful solids, bold prints and stripes — accessorized with choker necklaces and strappy, black heeled sandals. Following the final look, Milly designer Michelle Smith came out to applause with her two young children in hand, and soon, Knowles could be seen posing for selfies with fans, as she made her way backstage.
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