Charles Wing's on-stage installation Nancy prepares outfits backstage Hair Make up The runway St. Patrick Youth Center on Mulberry Street Shiny shoes ready for the runway Jenny Humberto and Chloe Everything looking A-OK   The last practice run before the show! Models and (water) bottles The last gulps of coffee before the show!

Chloë Sevigny for OC Resort 2012: Ready, Steady, Runway

Anticipation was high yesterday afternoon at the "Old Gym" on Mulberry Street, where preparations were underway for Chloë Sevigny's first runway show for Opening Ceremony. Models, including iconic girls like Christina Kruse and Jenny Shimizu, lingered on the sidewalk and sipped iced coffee in the heat. When asked where they would wear the collection, the models' constant refrain was: "Anywhere in New York!" Chloë, wearing a leopard printed dress of her own design, made last-minute tweaks on the resort 2012 collection. Artist Charles Wing's neon-bright installation was in place, Vision Street Wear skate decks hung from the ceiling, and pearl-trimmed shoes waited in the wings. Check out our pre-show images of the gang, and stay tuned for more on Chloë!

Photos by Matt Kelly, Humberto Leon, and Greg Kessler.