Queen Mary 2 Arrives in New York for New York Fashion Week

By Christina Tsangaris

Cunard’s historic Queen Mary 2 arrived into New York today for the dawn of New York Fashion Week, following a successful seven-night voyage seeing fashion royalty on board including Dame Zandra Rhodes CBE, Colin McDowell MBE, Fern Mallis and Gail Sackloff OBE, treated to a host of runway shows, glamorous dinners and exclusive unveilings.

Luxury British cruisline Cunard brings a world of glamour and fashion on board the iconic ocean liner Queen Mary 2 featuring Dame Zandra Rhodes, a host of talented members of Royal College of Art and Storm Models.

Seven days of runway shows, inspiring talks, glamorous dinners and exclusive unveilings will now take place on board the ocean liner.

Pioneering British Designer Dame Zandra Rhodes CBE, known for dressing some of the world’s best-known style icons including Freddie Mercury and former Cunard passenger Elizabeth Taylor, will showcase her latest collection on board Queen Mary 2.

The celebrated fashion designer will also be joined by highly respected fashion historian and style commentator Colin McDowell MBE and New York Fashion Week Founder Fern Mallis for a series of inspirational talks during the voyage.

Passengers will attend exclusive first look runway shows featuring collections from the world’s most famous fashion college, the Royal College of Art’s 2016 graduates who are taking an artistic focus on everything from Anthroposophy to science and technology to cultural heritage. As well as embracing new design talents, the first ever fashion show at sea will be introduced to emerging new faces from of one London’s revolutionary modelling agencies, Storm.

Following a recent remastering in the region of £90 million, Queen Mary 2 marks 176 years of heritage, echoing the height of British elegance and luxury associated with Cunard’s iconic fleet. Cunard’s ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ provided a rare and exclusive experience for guests set within an art deco inspired interior.

By Christina Tsangaris