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As much as Fashion Month is all about seeing dreamy clothes on the runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, it’s also about the lack thereof. For fall 2013, designers sent out topless, bottomless, and downright naked models, and of course, we have it all right here.
Today, the New York Times Style section ran a story with the headline “Illness Walks the Runway”, and documented the mounting anxiety of the style set about getting sick before or during Fashion Week. While many of the points in the piece make plenty of sense, it was also one of the most ridiculous stories we’ve read in a while.
This Thursday marks the start of the marathon known as New York Fashion Week. And since fashion is always a season ahead, while we’re gearing up for fall, designers will be sending out models in breezy spring looks. We’ve got your first look at the inspirations behind their spring 2013 collections, and a peek at what’ll come strutting down that runway.
Between long days spent running between shows and late nights fêting the industry’s finest, Fashion Week is one time you want to be on your A-game, beauty-wise. Good thing industry veteran Jemma Kidd is here with the inside scoop on how to look your very best all week long! So when those street style cameras start flashing, you won’t need to do the old “hide behind your Ray-Bans” trick.
When Styleite fashion news editor Justin Fenner — who accompanied me to/held my hand through Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2012 Collection event at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue last night — asked me what I thought of the show, apparently all I said was that I “kinda liked” it. I have an excuse for being a little dead-brained, though: I’d never been to one of these before. You see, normally I work over on Styleite’s sister site SportsGrid, and my knowledge of the fashion world consists mainly of what Styleite people tell me.
If you were still looking for proof that Fashion Week is one well-funded exercise in public relations, we think we’ve found it for you. Word has it that Stacy Keibler (the woman you maybe knew as a WWE wrestler who is now doing a stint as arm candy for George Clooney) has been offered beaucoup dollars from clothing companies to wear their drag during New York Fashion Week.
Fashion Week’s unlikeliest attendee may very well be Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
If you thought Diane von Furstenberg was going to let the modeling industry get away with putting models who can’t legally drive on her runway, you thought wrong. In a letter sent to people who’ll be involved with Fashion Week this fall, the CFDA president reiterated that no one under 16 will be allowed on the New York runways, and models who are noticeably unhealthy should be dismissed.
Don’t try to schedule a meeting with the renowned editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani — she’s not interested in doing that.
People really like to complain about fashion week. Because it’s so hard! We have to skip meals sometimes. And work long hours! And watch pretty clothes come down a runway on prettier people while even prettier people sit six rows in front of us. Fashion week is hard! But you know who it’s really hard on? The models.
She might not be the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris anymore, but Carine Roitfeld is still a front row fixture at Fashion Week. So when we spotted her Tuesday at Diesel Black Gold, we knew we’d have to do whatever it took to get in a few questions with her — even if it meant pissing off a few photographers.
There’s often talk about how much people spend on Fashion Week, but never how much they make from it. Which is exactly why IMG, the company that makes New York Fashion Week happen, commissioned a study to find out just how beneficial the eight days of glamour are for the Big Apple.
Fashion presentations are probably the most exciting things we get to see all year. Real clothes on real models walking past us in real time — what could be more thrilling? Apparently, the answer is fake 3D and digital renderings of those very real things.
In an age when content management systems pony up the money to send people to fashion week, you’d think superstar bloggers like Jane Aldridge, known better perhaps as the lady behind Sea of Shoes, would be all over fashion week like white on rice. Turns out, not so.
Thanks to a new partnership between The New York Knicks and clothing label Hugo Boss, Madison Square Garden is about to get a whole lot more fashionable.
For those of you who don’t know, Fashion Week has sponsors. Some sponsors, like Maybelline and Tresemme, make a lot of sense. Other sponsors, like the New York Times and Getty, add an extra air of credibility to the shows. This season, no sponsors were more omnipresent (or in-your-face) than Fiji and Starbucks.
The tents at Lincoln Center are a visual smorgasbord of delicious, expensive-looking merchandise — displayed both on and off the models and editors who go to the shows. You’d think that if someone was going to try to steal something, they’d go after the big ticket items that almost everyone in the tents is carrying. As it turns out, whatever criminals there are at Fashion Week haven’t hit the big time yet.
Depending on who you talk to, deregulation in business can be a good or bad thing. But in the largely unregulated business of making Fashion Week happen, a few new rules to protect models working during the hectic fashion shows might actually be necessary.