Identities at Harvard

Get a behind-the-scenes look at this annual, student-run fashion show.

Harvard’s Hogwarts-like Annenberg Hall was the site of the student-run Identities fashion show featuring New York designer Jen Kao and her breathtaking spring collection Friday night. Past honorees have included Anna Sui and Vera Wang — this year’s event attracted more than 600 people.

“After spending some time with these students, I realized they knew more about running a business than I had in three years of having my own,” said Kao, after she received the Leadership in the Arts Award.

In addition to Kao’s collection, the show showcased womenswear and menswear from Derek Lam, Miu Miu, and Moschino, modeled by Harvard students — Clearly, the Ivy League can be as stylish as it is academic.

Check out some backstage and runway pictures from the event:

— Text and photos by Renata Brito