If you like fashion even just a teeny bit, you probably know every line in The Devil Wears Prada and have an unhealthy obsession over Carrie’s outfits from Sex and The City. But, unless you live in or around Manhattan and know people in high places, chances are, you will not be attending the high falootin’, star-studded, hyper branded extravaganza called New York’s Fashion Week. This semi-annual event is a very big deal to New Yorkers, it’s the only time a year where fashion models get to roam the streets freely after grazing in their natural habitat: the runway.
Tons of designers are set to unveil their new collections, including Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and rising star in the New York fashion scene, Richard Chai.
Naturally, one of the most anticipated shows was the Project Runway show.
According to Reuters, “Ten “Project Runway” designers — seven decoys and three finalists — unveiled their collections on Thursday, leaving the audience at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week guessing which was real and which wasn’t. The identities of the three actual finalists on the fashion reality show will not be revealed until October 28, when the finale of its eighth season is shown on Lifetime Television.
Wow, talk about covert ops. I wonder when the reality show about hiding results from other reality shows will come out. I bet Heidi Klum would host that, too.
Bidding adieu to its long time home at Bryant Park and taking place in it’s new home, Lincoln Center, Fashion Week started Thursday and runs through September 16th. Luckily, budding fashionistas from around the world can watch live events events and read real time blogging from those lucky enough to be ignored by Anna Wintour.
My favorite thus far is The Guardian UK‘s Kate Carter and her real time accounts of this over the top scene. Just a sample:
10am EST: I’m in the Lincoln Center, I’ve eaten a bagel and have spilled coffee all down my trousers. Expecting immediate ejection by burly security guards for my lack of style.
That sounds about right.