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The Versace for H&M Fashion Show: The Runway Looks, the Front Row, and the Mayhem That Ensued in the Store

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We've already recapped the star-studded red carpet from last night's Versace for H&M fashion show, but now let's get on to the actual show, shall we? The collection debuts in the US on November 19th, and back in October, a heap of lookbook images hit the H&M website. And at last night's show, there were even more items up for view from the collab, such as a bright red jumpsuit and a palm-tree print pleated skirt. Check out the show in the gallery above.

As expected, Pier 57 in Manhattan was completely transformed into what we'd imagine Donatella's house to look like. It was very gold and filled with disco balls. Each model who walked the show wore stick-straight hair (either bleach blonde or dark brown) with black scarves tied around their heads. Two came out at a time, and then two more, and pretty soon you had about eight to ten Versace for H&M models stomping along to a soundtrack that included fellow Swedes The Knife .

After the show was the concert: Nicki Minaj came out wearing the palm tree leggings and the blue and green leopard-print jacket, and Prince followed in what looked like red silk pajamas. (Which, looked amazing.) But more on that later. We'd like to take a second to let you know that once the announcement was made that the store was open, all hell broke loose. Imagine Missoni for Target–level mayhem.

We found ourselves crammed between a crowd of hungry editors, important people, and other fashion folk, all clamoring for the collab. One woman even tried to play the "do you know who I am?" card, but unfortunately for her, no one did. We stood in line behind Alexander Wang to pay, who ended up buying a ton of very bright, printed pieces. We're assuming they're gifts for friends, since we've never seen him not in a solid T-shirt.

We left with (among a few other things) those palm tree leggings, only to find out once we got home that—you know what?—they look a little less ridiculous on Nicki Minaj. We're wearing them today, anyway, though. Stay tuned for coverage later on today about how amazing Prince still is.
· Versace for H&M Red Carpet: Uma Thurman, Nicki Minaj, and More [Racked]
· Presenting the Entire Versace for H&M Collection [Racked]
· All Versace for H&M Coverage [Racked]