Nicky Hilton Rothschild keeps her word.
The businesswoman and designer jumped up on the podium at the packed Alice & Olivia presentation in the Meatpacking District and embraced one of the models.
“That’s my best friend Bijou Phillips’ niece,” Hilton told Alexa. “Bijou was just so excited to have her at New York Fashion week and I promised Bijou I’d give her a big hug. Isn’t she beautiful?”
The 19-year-old IMG stunner posing on stage is one of Wilson Phillips frontwoman Chynna Phillips and actor Billy Baldwin’s three children. She’s following in the fashionable footsteps of her cousin, supermodel Hailey Baldwin Bieber.
Hilton Rothschild was wearing an adorable pink sequined minidress by Alice & Olivia – exactly the kind of frock that her younger daughter would covet. “One of my girls loves to dress up,” she said of six-year-old Teddy, who loves pink and sparkles. “And the other’s not so interested yet,” she added, referring to seven-year-old Lily Grace. “Give her time!”
The entrepreneur said that she’s storing her best garments for her daughters to inherit. “I wish my mom had done more of that for me,” she said. “I still do have some great Zandra Rhodes and Ala?a from my mom. I think she moved so much, so she got rid of stuff, she lost stuff, and it disappeared. I do have some good pieces, but I wish I had more.”
Her longtime friend, Alice & Olivia founder and creative director Stacey Bendet, also welcomed Katie Holmes, Coco Rocha, Tayshia Adams, Jasmine Sanders, Loren Gray and Jenny Mollen among many others to her buzzy event. Her colorful collection referenced visual art movements and featured a collaboration based on three paintings by iconic ’60s Pop-art artist Tom Wesselmann.
Maybe Hilton Rothschild will archive the glamorous getups for her girls.