Backstage at Christopher John Rogers's Sparkling Debut

Backstage at Christopher John Rogers's Sparkling Debut

See backstage, before the prized up-and-comer received a standing O at SS20.

See backstage, before the prized up-and-comer received a standing O at SS20.

Photography: AUGUSTO SILVA ALLIEGRO

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

With its litany of satin, sparkles and holographics, Christopher John Rogers's Spring/Summer 2020 presentation had the gauzy patina of a dream sequence. While the show culminated in a standing ovation from spellbound onlookers, including Diane Von Furstenburg and Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, there was just as much jubilation behind the curtain, as photographer Augusto Silva Alliegro captured backstage.

Here, we get a closer look at the gleeful handiwork behind the 25-year-old, Michelle-Obama-endorsed designer’s NYFW debut, from rhinestoned florals to iridescent tulle that takes us back to the future. And while the hot-and-heavy glam screamed '60s (per one of the collection's central inspirations, the 1965 film Pierrot le Fou) this runway debut suggests Rogers's artistic palette knows no bounds.

See the show's backstage below.

Backstage at Christopher John Rogers (photo: Augusto Silva Alliegro)

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