NYFW: Libertine brings the party -- and Cher! -- to the runway

Libertine has always known how to throw a proper party, but that party felt especially needed at New York Fashion Week on Monday.

Johnson Hartig's Fall-Winter 2018 show, held in Gallery II at Spring Studios in front of the likes of Gigi Gorgeous, Thom Brown and Linda Fargo, brought his usual maximalist approach to design to the forefront for a presentation full of color, fringe, patchwork, sparkles and Cher.

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"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher once famously sang, and it's clear that Hartig does.

He told Vogue after the show that he thinks "that one of the greatest forms of resistance that a creative person can do is to just create beauty and take it as far as they can," so that's what he did with his latest batch of men's and women's clothing.

Black dresses and coats embellished with rainbow fringe, thousands of clothes pins and multi-colored postcard-like patches intermingled with head-to-toe floral and striking, patterned silk in yellow. One hoodie asked, "Can you FEEL it??" while a mismatched rainbow stripe men's ensemble seemed to imply that "it" meant "love."

Another highlight? The models' nails, which featured fringe that dangled to the floor and floral embellishments. Hartig thought of it all.

Before the diverse crew of models danced down the runway for Libertine's usual high-octane finale, two models rocking sequined Cher sweatshirts that brought smiles to nearly every face in the room, providing a much-welcome sunny moment at NYFW.

See Libertine's FW18 collection below:

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway at the Libertine Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Models walk the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Models walk the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Designer Johnson Hartig walks the runway for Libertine during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
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