EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Hilfiger Gushes Over NYFW Collaboration With Gigi Hadid -- See Their Cute Nautical Collection

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Tommy Hilfiger is ecstatic about his latest collaboration with Gigi Hadid.
As part of New York Fashion Week, the legendary designer and the 21-year-old model teamed up to put on a carnival-themed fashion show to debut their Tommy x Gigi collection at New York City's former South Street Seaport. Moments before the show began, ET caught up with a cheery Hilfiger backstage, who couldn't contain his excitement!
"I can't wait to see all the models in the Gigi collection because these are girls Gigi cast for us, the clothes she designed for us and with us, and we've been working on them for almost a year," the 65-year-old New York native explained. "So we want to see it on the runway. And it is buy now, wear now. It's Tommy now. Click and buy!"

Hadid echoed his sentiments, telling ET that "all the girls" walking in the show were her friends.
"I work with them every fashion month," she boasted. "So, it's really fun to have them in my clothes. It's been awesome to get their reactions. I'm really, really excited."
"Tommy says the collection [is] for Gigi and friends, so all of my friends will definitely be wearing it," she said, adding that she'd "love to see" pals Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift in "the sweater dress."
"They'll love the boots," she continued. "They're just classic. The jeans, the coats."
In addition to those strutting their stuff on the runway, many of Hadid's close friends came out to support her, including her pop star BFF, Swift. "SO PROUD OF YOU GIGI!!!!" the "Style" singer shared on Instagram. "That show was INSANE. Congrats to Gi, Tommy, and all the girls who just owned that runway!!"
Meanwhile, Hadid's other friends were enjoying the fun carnival rides.
And it looks like fellow model Hailey Baldwin was channeling her inner ballerina on the pier!
Following the show, Hadid took to Instagram to share a few highlights from the star-studded fashion fête.
"I will never be able to fully express my gratitude to you @tommyhilfiger," one of the captions read. "You are the best design/business mentor I could ever ask for! Thank you for this opportunity. Much love. #TOMMYxGIGI."

While chatting with ET, Hadid also confirmed that Swift is working on new music following her split from Avengers star Tom Hiddleston.
"She's obviously such a great friend, and you know she is starting to go back to work in the studio again, and really made time to be here for me," Hadid gushed. "I am so grateful for that." Hear more in the video below.