Batsheva's Fall 2019 Show Was An Epic Tribute To Courtney Love

by Stephanie Maida · February 13, 2019

    With low-rise jeans coming dangerously close to making a comeback, and a whole slew of designers equating "edgy" with, quite frankly, "lewd," it's no wonder on-the-pulse fashionistas have been drawn to the modest, prairie-esque designs of Batsheva Hay and her eponymous line, Batsheva. They certainly stand out in a sea of sheer and skin.

    But, don't get it twisted: a floral frock does not a good girl make. A point proven on Tuesday at the brand's Fall 2019 presentation, which paid some pretty obvious homage to the Queen of Rebels, Courtney Love. The rocker, actress, and all-around icon sat on a couch beside the designer, in full view of the winding staircase serving as a runway inside Batsheva's pop-up shop in Soho.

    With the accompaniment of an all-female group of musicians (outfitted in shades of that infamous metallic lamé), models - including Christina Ricci! - took turns stepping up to a mic to recite Love's lyrics and recall classic Hole songs before making their way down the stairs. The mismatched patterns, wild braids, and playful headpieces and hair accessories cemented the label's sense of irreverence - high-necked silhouettes or not, Batsheva is anything but buttoned-up. Don't forget, frilly baby-doll dresses were peak grunge in the '90s thanks to the designer's guest of honor. The spirit lives on.

    As for the Insta-worthy finale? Model Esther McGregor (yes, daughter of Ewan) launched into an off-kilter (but fully dedicated) rendition of Hole's "Miss World," donning a white veil and dress that would have looked innocent if it weren't covered in slightly alarming red scrawlings. During the animated performance, Love herself sang along and seemed to approve - of both the clothes and the tribute."... stroke="none" stroke-width="1" fill="none" fill-rule="evenodd">
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