It's raucous, it's rowdy, it's rock 'n' rollit must be Tommy Hilfiger. If the designer's ability to bridge multiple worlds was ever in doubt, the front row at his spring show put that to rest. Jade Jagger on one end, Denise Richards on the other, and in between them, Mischa Barton, Janet Jackson, the Black Eyed Peas, and P. Diddy (with entourage). Now there's a cross section of modern pop culture.
Hilfiger managed to please them all with a breezy, confident collection. Inspired by a summertime sailing trip, Hilfiger focused on all things seaside. He started with a cozy, ankle-length dress done in classic sailor stripes, worn by the undulating Naomi Campbell. There were tweaked classics, like a white cotton pea coat, a rainbow-hued schoolboy's jacket, and ivory sateen sailor pants. But Hilfiger throws a rocker edge in when he can, and that showed up in a bright-orange mini leather jacket worn over a tiny bikini, and a saucy pair of gold Lurex shorts with a sheer white shirt. And even the most determined landlubber would be charmed by the cool ivory gown that closed the show.