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THE BLONDS
S/S 2018

  • The Blonds. Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson. Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model with red flower, backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A garment hangs backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Details on a model, backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model with orange flower, backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models in custom corseted by The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Djenice Duarte for The Blonds S/S18. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Gisele Xtravaganza photographed backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A floral corset backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponboy magazine NY.
  • A model backstage wears a leopard gown by The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Milena Garbo photographed backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Louboutin boots backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model's portrait, backstage during New York Fashion Week for The Blonds S/S18. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Leyna Bloom, photographed backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Phillipe Blond photographed backstage at The Blonds S/S18 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Milena Garbo for The Blonds, Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Backstage with models at The Blonds S/S18 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Colorful quilted Chris tian Louboutin boots backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Leyna Bloom for The Blonds Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Gold creations at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Swarovski crystal covered shorts backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models being prepped backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A makeup station backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Djenice Duarte with her dressing card, backstage at The Blonds S/S18. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model photographed backstage with an oversized flower in her hair. The Blonds Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A model wears red marabou backstage at The Blonds S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Leopard thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots, backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponboy magazine NY.
  • A model gets fitted backstage at The Blonds S/S18 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Leyna Bloom, backstage at The Blonds for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.

THE BLONDS

S/S 2018

The Blonds Spring/Summer 2018 collection designed by Phillipe & David Blond. Shown during New York Fashion Week. Photography Alexander Thompson. http://theblonds.nyc/

THE BLONDS
FALL 2017

  • Model Lyoka Tyagnereva has her makeup retouched before walking for The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model's dressing card for Tina J., photographed backstage at the Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Lyoka Tyagnereva has her makeup retouched before walking for The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Christina Louboutin ankle boots photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models Milena Garbo & Klaudia Luczak photographed in first looks, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model's dressing card for Luisa Bianchin, photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Ariela Soares in makeup, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models Lisa Jackson & Luisa Bianchin snapped in first looks at The Blonds Fall 2017 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Ana Gilca photographed in first looks, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model's dressing card and look photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models Marina Albino &Hong Jisu wear red backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Gisele Alicea photographed backstage in hair & makeup at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models Djenice Duarte Silva & Ariela Soares photographed backstage in first looks at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Karina Villa snapped backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models Luisa Hartema & Phillipa Steele photographed in first looks at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Paula Simkuse photographed backstage in first looks at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Yuen Sze Jia photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Kristy Kaurova photographed backstage in first looks at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Creations by The Blonds for Fall 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models Lyoka Tyagnereva & Paula Simkuse photographed in first looks, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Karina Villa snapped before walking at The Blonds Fall 2017 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Kristy Kaurova photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Elaborate nail art snapped backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Gisele Alicea wears a blue feather & pearl jacket for The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Tina J. photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Stacey McKenzie photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Phillipa Steele snapped backstage in hair & makeup at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • An elaborate beaded spider & cobweb gown photographed on the rack, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Ana Gilca photographed in hair & makeup, backtage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Marina Albino snapped after The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Milena Garbo with last minute hair touchups, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Lisa Jackson photographed in first looks, backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Models TIna J. & Gisele Alicea photographed in first looks at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponboy magazine New York.
  • Model Luisa Hartema photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Monika McCarrick photographed backstage at The Blonds Fall 2017 womenswear show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Karina Villa exits the runway at The Blonds Fall 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.

THE BLONDS

FALL 2017

We first met the Blonds years back, when they sold their denim line to edgy downtown retailer Patricia Field. They certainly progressed and show their fabulous collections on the runway season after season, their shows always attended by the most famous glitterati of the New York City downtown scene. But beyond that, what truly amazes us is the intricacy of each piece of clothing that we luckily get to see backstage before it hits the runway, something that not many people have the pleasure of experiencing. They truly are works of art! Photography Alexander Thompson http://theblonds.nyc/

PONYBOY:  Please tell us about the “Mummy” inspiration for your Fall 2017 collection.

THE BLONDS:  For Fall 2017 we were inspired by an upcoming film, The Mummy, starring Sofia Boutella and Tom Cruise. It was all about the power of transformation and finding yourself.

PONYBOY:   We saw a lot of extraordinary elements on your runway, including feathers, pearls, crystals and amazing corsetry. Sexy over-the-top! Tell us more about the different elements in this collection.

PHILLIPE BLOND:   There were so many elements in this collection. We experimented with some Preciosa cushion cut crystals. They are beautifully faceted and add a lot of sparkle to the collection! We also used a lot of signature elements of ours, like crystal metal mesh and burn-out lace.

DAVID BLOND:   We mixed many contrasting elements this season. For example, the distressed denim, ostrich feather and pearl detailed denim jacket! Essentially, we took an athletic silhouette and expanded it to create a 1920s inspired cocoon coat bomber.

PONYBOY:   The work involved in each of your pieces must be overwhelming. From this collection, please tell us which look was the most labor intensive and how long it took to create the garment.

DAVID BLOND:   Phillipe’s finale look, definitely! It took nearly four months to make and we used over one hundred thousand Preciosa pearls and crystals!

PONYBOY:  Many of the looks we see on your runway are well suited for entertainers onstage for musical or other performances. However, there are looks that seem more versatile and appropriate for the red carpet. Those looks included some stunning sequined gowns, as well as a metallic Grecian style gown. Is this a direction that you feel you will explore more so in the future?

PHILLIPE BLOND:  Absolutely! This season was all about showcasing looks in pairs. Our signature pieces for performance and special occasion were juxtaposed with pieces that utilized the same materials and embroidery treatments, but made in a more wearable way.

PONYBOY:  Have you thought of doing a more modified or simplified line, something more accessible to the average shopper, yet still with the flair you are known for? And have you been approached by any companies to collaborate on this level?

THE BLONDS:   Yes! We have been approached several times to do this and once we find the right partner, we are very open to creating something for a wider audience. In the past we have created capsule collections with Moda Operandi, VFiles and Patricia Field; and we look forward to doing more of the same in the future.

PONYBOY:   The Blonds are well known for sending their models each season in matching blond wigs down the runway. Surprisingly, this season brought a ‘no wig” look created by the talented Kien Hoang from Oribe. Tell us about this change and the concept behind it.

DAVID BLOND:   The Blonds are all about inclusivity and due to the political climate this season, we chose to touch on this subject within the themes and inspiration for the collection. We feel like it’s important to express unity in creative ways.

PONYBOY:   You consistently work with world famous make-up artist Kabuki in collaboration with MAC cosmetics. What is that collaboration like? Tell us about this relationship.

THE BLONDS:   We’ve been collaborating with Kabuki for 10 years and he is a genius! He always surprises us with exciting ideas and is extremely detail oriented. Kabuki and the MAC Pro Team are a perfect partnership for The Blonds!

PONYBOY:  You’ve been in business for over 10 years. Amazing! What can we expect from The Blonds in future collections and for this next decade?

THE BLONDS:  There’s so much more to come, so stay tuned!

THE BLONDS
S/S 2017

  • The Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios NY. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Ishie Wang poses for Alexander Thompson's lens, backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 collection at Milk Studios. Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A model's dressing card, backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios New York. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Loredana Varga photographed backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Viktoria Foti & Jesse Gwin snapped backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Ling Yue Zhang snapped during hair & makeup, backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 in New York City. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Model Djenice Duarte photographed getting dressed backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios New York. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Lyoka Tyagnereva snapped backstage by photographer Alexander Thompson, at the Blonds S/S17 show. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Detail shot of a model in a corset at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Jesse Gwin snapped backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Diane Chiu photographed backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Model Sherica Maynard photographed backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Wigs, backstage at the Blonds S/S17 collection at Milk Studios in New York City. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Ling Yue Zhang photographed backstage at the Blonds S/S17. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Nika Veronika photographed backstage by Alexander Thompson at the Blonds S/S17 show. For Ponyboy magazine in New York.
  • Sherica Maynard snapped backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Viktoria Foti photographed by Alexander Thompson, backstage at the Blonds S/S17 collection in New York. For Ponyboy magazine.
  • Model Lyoka Tyagnereva poses for photographer Alexander Thompson, backstage at the Blonds S/S17 show. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Natalia Koreshkova snapped backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios in New York. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Kayla Clarke snapped backstage at the Blonds S/S17 show in New York City at Milk Studios. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Model Loredana Varga snapped backstage at the Blonds S/S17 collection at Milk Studios in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Nika Veronika poses for photographer Alexander Thompson, backstage at Milk Studios for the Blonds S/S17collection. Ponyboy magazine.
  • Model Ishie Wang poses for photographer Alexander Thompson, backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 collection at Milk Studios. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Mauza C. António snapped backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Close-up photograph of a model in a blond wig, backstage at the Blonds S/S17 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Christian Louboutin boots backtage at the Blonds S/S17 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Djenice Duarte & Viktoria Foti photographed backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 show at Milk Studios. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine NY by Alexander Thompson.
  • Model Loredana Varga at the Blonds S/S17 collection at Milk Studios. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Backstage in hair & makeup at the Blonds S/S17 show. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The Blonds. S/S17. Photo for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.

THE BLONDS

S/S 2017

David and Phillipe Blond, designers for downtown label The Blonds, seem to take a fantasy approach with every collection they design each season. And why not? The duo stated, “This season we revisited themes of our past collection, while also incorporating our newest inspiration, a riff on the heavy metal ’80s vs hip-hop, in a world where Mad Max meets the muses of Xanadu!”

We applaud anything that is not the same monotonous trend, with repetition on runways that we constantly see each season. And in true Blonds fashion they did not disappoint. Their twisted, yet beautiful take on the fusion of heavy metal /”Clash of The Titans” is about as far out as one can get. And it works. The designers celebrated a successful 10 years in business and stated that they’ve matured the line and are ready for their designs to be seen more so on the red carpet. We saw the classic Blond staples, which included festive corsets and bodysuits, as well as a couple of menswear looks which we’ve never seen before on their runway.  And they showed fantastic gowns, which are truly red carpet worthy. Let’s hear it for 10 more years of Blond fantasy ! Photography Alexander Thompson. http://theblonds.nyc/

THE BLONDS
F/W 2016

  • Model Lyoka Tyagnereva photographed backstage at the Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY><noscript><img src=
  • Profile photograph of a model in a pink head scarf, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Christian Louboutin floral heels, photographed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model snapped dressing backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Close-up shot of a model having her lips applied. Photographed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Dressing card and look for model Lydia Chanel Hunt, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Veronika Ruskova and Wanessa Milhomem photographed getting dressed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Jayden Robison photographed backstage in makeup at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shot of a jeweled corset hanging backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model photographed behind a plastic hairspray mask shield at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Close-up photograph of a model in jeweled netting, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models photographed in colorful creations, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Veronika Ruskova photographed backstage in hair & makeup at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Lydia Chanel Hunt snapped backstage in The Blonds F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model gets her eye makeup applied by a MAC cosmetics artist, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shot of a model wearing floral sequin appliqués, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Christian Louboutin bow heels, photographed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model gets her lips applied by a MAC cosmetics artist, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail of the back of a sequined jacket, snapped backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Jayden Robison photographed backstage in hair & makeup at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Gorgeous models photographed in colorful creations, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Dramatic makeup and nails, photographed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Veronika Ruskova snapped backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • A model gets her head scarf removed, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Beauties in sequined creations, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shot of a model's jeweled netting, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Lyoka Tyagnereva snapped backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show in New York City.
  • A model gets her jeweled netting adjusted, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model photographed behind a hairspray mask shield at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models in creations inspired by Alice in Wonderland, backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Jayden Robison snapped backstage in makeup at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Winged Christian Louboutin heels photographed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 womenswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Beauty Lydia Chanel Hunt snapped backstage at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2016 womenswear show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Dreaded pink wigs photographed backstage at The Blonds F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model backstage in a corset and fur by The Blonds for Fall/Winter 2016. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.

THE BLONDS F/W 2016

A CONFECTIONERY COLLECTION

David and Phillipe Blond served us major Alice in Wonderland realness for their Fall/Winter 2106 show. Starting with a backdrop of gigantic, trippy, colorful flowers, models walked the runway in classic Blonds staples, including their trademark corsets, bodysuits and skin-tight gowns. The blue pot leaf party dress with petticoat was fun, and the white and pink mini dress with “eat me” appliqués, made us think of delicious birthday cake. We also craved the glittery pink babydoll dress that resembled a giant cupcake. And then there were sequins, lots and lots of sequins, including the full length black puff parka, a striped matching catsuit and bomber, and many more. Hair was worn in pink dreadlock buns with netting. How genius was that? And we saw the fantastic MAC makeup designed by the genius known as Kabuki. It was a very confectionery collection, and it made us hungry for more Blonds! Photography Alexander Thompson.  http://theblonds.nyc

THE BLONDS
S/S 2016

  • The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 runway show, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Gold creations on the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 runway, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Glittery creations on the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 runway, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • The latest designs from the Blonds, for Spring/Summer 2016, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • The latest designs from the Blonds, for S/S16, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • An irredescent snakeskin creation on the Blonds S/S16 runway, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fabulous creations on the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 runway, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Fabulous golden creations on the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 runway, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Gold mini dresses, on the runway at the Blonds S/S16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Over-the-top alligator inspired designs at the Blonds S/S16 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A glamorous gold motorcycle jacket from the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Backstage beauty at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model gets her wig placed backstage at the Blonds S/S16. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Egyptian inspired makeup designed by Kabuki, backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • MAC makeup illustration for the Blonds S/S16, photographed backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Lydia Hunt photographed backstage in hair at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2106 show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model backstage adjusts her false eyelash, photographed at the Blonds S/S16 show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Close-up shot of a model backstage in makeup at the Blonds NY S/S16 show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model gets her makeup applied, backstage at the Blonds S/S2106 show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models change backstage after the Blonds S/S16 runway show. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A photograph of a Blonds S/S16 alligator inspired dress shot backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shot of a models comp card, backstage at the Blonds S/S16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Gorgeous models snapped backstage at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 show in New York. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Detail shot of a gold hot pant from the Blonds S/S16 show, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models snapped backstage undressing after the Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 show in New York. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Detail shots of gold trousers and a models comp card, backstage at the Blonds S/S16 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shots of a snakeskin mini dress and a gold motorcycle jacket, backstage at the Blonds S/S16 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Lydia Hunt snapped backstage at the Blonds S/S16 runway show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A beautiful model snapped backstage after the Blonds S/S16 show in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.

THE BLONDS S/S 2016

THE GOLDERN GIRLS

The designers behind New York City label The Blonds really never cease to amaze us. For Spring/Summer 2016, Phillipe Blond and David Blond were inspired by ancient Egypt, and their vision was truly a golden one. Model’s were sent down the runway in primarily glittery gold mini dresses and bodysuits. The first fabulous look was a gold snakeskin mini dress with spikes placed over the breasts and hips, giving us signature Blonds “over-the-topness.” The following look was just as impactful, consisting of a gold beaded bodysuit with Christian Loubotin thigh high boots. Other notable pieces included a jaw dropping turquoise crocodile mini dress with a long tail-like panel that dropped in front, as well as a gold studded motorcycle jacket that deemed worthy of Elvis. A multitude of gold goddesses walked the runway. Adding to this Egyptian mirage were the superb hairstyles designed by Kien Hoang for Oribe. Wigs were styled to look like the headdress of a Pharaoh.  And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Blonds show without the brilliance of makeup designed by our favorite artist, Kabuki. Stupendous! Photography Alexander Thompson. http://theblonds.nyc

THE BLONDS
F/W 2015

THE BLONDS F/W 2015

THE CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Design duo Phillipe and David Blond have always mesmerized us with their fabulous creations. This season the Blonds paid homage to directors Alejandro Jodorowsky and Stanley Kubrick. But it was Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” references that really caught our eye as the collection opened with strong black and white looks. Staples included their beautiful embellished bodysuits and catsuits accessorized with glamorous furs by Helen Yarmak (the bright orange one with multiple tails had us on the floor), as well as the most stupendous Christian Louboutin boots. We must note a dazzling “camouflage” jacket and pant comprised of amoebic shaped foil pieces, reminiscent of the great Paco Rabanne. Of course, no Blonds show goes without their trademark over-the-top big hair. And this season was no different, with beautiful 60’s inspired, waist length, back combed hair by Klen Hoang for Oribe. Makeup was once again provided by the genius of Kabuki for M.A.C. Pro Team, characterized by a sensational winged black and white eye and a soft pale pink lip. These frocks could never be considered ready-to-wear, but rather “in-your-face” stage wear for glittery superstars. And we’re just fine with that! Photography Alexander Thompson.

THE BLONDS
S/S 2015

  • The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015 collection, presented at New York's Milk Studios. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The talented Phillipe Blond, co-designer for The Blonds, walks for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Milk Studios in New York. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models on the runway in the latest designs from design duo The Blonds. Photographed at Milk Studios NY by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Blonds NY S/S15 collection, presented at Milk Studios New York during fashion week. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Over-the-top creations by The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Photographed at New York's Milk Studios by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A bejeweled bodysuit and thigh high boots, created by The Blonds S/S15. Photographed at Milk Studios by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Custom creations by New York City design duo The Blonds, for Spring/Summer 2015. Photographed at Milk Studios by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Chola inspired designs by The Blonds NY. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model walks for The Blonds S/S15 in New York CIty at Milk Studios, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Creations on the runway by The Blonds S/S15 collection, photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A tattoed bodysuit created by The Blonds NY, shown during New York Fashion Week at Milk Studios. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A bodysuit made to look like a candle with wax drippings, on the runway for The Blonds S/S15. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A portrait of a model with a huge braid, photographed backstage at The Blonds S/S15. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models photographed right after The Blonds S/S15 show at Milk Studios in New York City. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A profile of a model in an elaborate hairdo, backstage at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models photographed after the show, backstage at the Blonds S/S15 show in New York. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model photographed backstage at The Blonds S/S15 show, in an oversized blonde wig. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model backstage posing for a photographer, at The Blonds S/S15 collection at Milk Studios NY. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models snapped backstage at The Blonds S/S15 collection at Milk Studios in New York. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model in an oversized braid, backstage at The Blonds S/S15 collection at Milk Studios NY. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models gets ready to change backstage at The Blonds S/S15 show at Milk Studios in New York. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Portrait of two beautiful models, backstage at The Blonds S/S15 in New York City. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Young models pose for photographer Alexander Thompson, backstage at The Blonds S/S15 show. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Backstage at The Blonds, S/S15. Photograph by Alexander Thompson at Milk Studios NY, for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Close up photo of a model's hair, backstage at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

THE BLONDS S/S 2015

“CHOLA LOVE”

Classic is not a term that is usually associated with The Blonds. However, this over-the-top collection presented at Milk Studios in New York was “Classic Blonds” in every way. Phillipe and David Blond, the extremely creative design duo behind the collection, channeled a harem of Chola girls for Spring/Summer 2015. It was pure bad girl beauty including their signature over-the-top jewel encrusted bodices and jumpsuits, as well as sheer harem pants, tattoo bodysuits, and silk roses galore! Our best loved piece would have to be the mind blowing, religiously inspired “candle-dripped” corset. Can you say Catholic Couture? The styling was on the mark as well, including insane nails, gigantic blonde Rapunzel style braids and enormous gold door-knocker banji earrings. The teardrop tattoo on upper cheek was a genius and crucial touch created by make-up wizard Kabuki. The Blonds held true to their twisted, glamorous style as the couturiers of the pop star set. So, lookout for their spectacular creations on upcoming tours all over the world! And on a final note, besides all of the fabulous night club personalities attending the show, we truly enjoyed an impromptu whirl and twirl on the runway by The Lady Bunny herself, in her classic psychedelic micro mini and gargantuan wig. Photography Alexander Thompson.

THE BLONDS
A/W 2014

  • Designer Phillipe Blonde opens The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models walk the runway at Milk Studios during NYFW, at The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Over-the-top corseted bodysuits at The Blonds A/W 2014 runway show in New York City. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The latest A/W 2014 creations by The Blonds, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Elaborately corseted bodysuits at The Blonds A/W 2014 runway collection. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson at Milk Studios in Manhattan.
  • The Blonds A/W 2014 runway collection photographed by Alexander Thompson during NYFW for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Elaborate prints on the runway at The Blonds A/W 2014 presentation at Milk Studios in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Runway creations by The Blonds, A/W 2014. Photographed at Milk Studios in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Finale at The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Patent leather jacket at The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model shows off her elaborately painted nails at The Blonds A/W 2014 fashion show. Photograph taken for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A model waits to get her wig finished backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection in New York City, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Severely cut blonde wigs, backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 show. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Models in first looks, backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 show. Photographed at Milk Studios in Downtown Manhattan by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Very severe bangs backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Beautiful Asian models, backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 show. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Beautiful blonde models photographed by Alexander Thompson, backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 fashion show. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model gets her wig hair sprayed at The Blonds A/W 2014 runway show. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • A model waits to get her hair sprayed at The Blonds A/W 2014 show, image by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • Extreme bangs backstage at The Blonds A/W 2014 runway presentation at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Phillipe Blonde at The Blonds A/W 2014 show, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

THE BLONDS

FEMME FELINE FATALE

MEOW! The Blonds A/W 2014 Collection at Milk Studios in New York City paid homage to Cat Woman and other comic book villains, with co-designer Phillipe Blond opening the show in the tightest glittery catsuit with matching whip. The looks, clearly not daywear, are best suited for spectacular performances by pop stars and show girls. So it’s no surprise that Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus have all sported designs by The Blonds. Standout pieces included a corseted bodysuit made out of whips, a pink 50’s inspired full-skirted coat dress with kittens and spray paint, and a white gown with huge shoulder pads and a glittery oversized mouth. And we can’t forget the mirrored cat shoulder pieces! The make-up and hair were classic over-the-top “BLONDS”. MAC cosmetics genius Kabuki glued pre-cut paper eyebrows on each model for a dramatic effect, which went wisely with the severely cut blonde bangs and long bumped falls. And we also must make note of the most extreme nail art on this planet. We see The Blonds as the love child of legendary designers Bob Mackie and Thierry Mugler, which would only make for a beautiful creation. This show was all about nightclub fun, with perfectly curated music provided by DJ/Artist Scott Ewalt, adding to the over-the-top festivies. And of course the amazing Amanda Lepore was there! Photography Alexander Thompson.