Lights, camera, red carpet action! Three weeks ago, the vivacious Valissa Yoe brought her unique downtown touch to the retail grounds of midtown’s historic Rockefeller Center. She outfitted 6 femme models from Elite and 2 gorgeous guys from Q.

Her styling challenge here was to showcase the rocker glam side of contemporary retailers located in and around The Center (Anne Fontaine, Ann Taylor, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, Façonnable, Esprit, Tous, and Swarovski). And, boy, did she bring it!

See her sashay down Rock Center’s FNO red carpet (in Helmut Lang, of course, of course!) as she explains the inspiration, label relations, and look elements behind this headliner event:

Aaaaand check out these gorgeous still photos!