New York Fashion Week: Zendaya dishes on Tommy Hilfiger collab and 'inclusivity'

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NEW YORK — Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger brought the lively glitz and glamour of the 1970s with their Tommy X Zendaya show Sunday night at the Apollo Theater.

The brand returned to New York Fashion Week to premiere the second collection co-designed by Hilfiger and Zendaya, building on last season's celebration of disco and the brand's "See Now, Buy Now” format with runway looks immediately available online in more than 70 countries after the show.

It was showtime at the Apollo as guests were treated to an upbeat outdoor runway show at the iconic Harlem landmark, complete with vintage convertibles and a live horn and string band with dancers and singers grooving on brownstone stoops.

And, wow, the clothes!

The collection featured dazzling silver pieces, velvet suits, leather pants, wide-brimmed hats and wide lapels, slinky scarves and fur coats, which tapped into the festive '70s theme.

"I was still heavily inspired by the '70s. I've always been inspired by the effortless glamour of all of it, and I think with the last collection that displayed that," Zendaya said when USA TODAY caught up with her backstage. "I just wanted to hone in a little more and refine it a little bit more and bring in a lot of tailoring and structured pieces. Because it's fall, I can have a little bit more fun with coats and layers and heavier materials."

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