I don’t think I could have ever really been prepared for New York Fashion Week. Anytime you gather the nation’s most promising designers, feared and beloved editors, top models, and popular fashion bloggers, you never know what you’ll see. Soon after arriving on the scene last week, I learned that if I wanted to make the most of my time (who wouldn’t?), I would have to be ready for anything and everything on a minute-to-minute basis.
A chance to slip into Chloë Sevigny’s Opening Ceremony presentation? Take it.
An opportunity for a few words with Nina Garcia? Don’t be shy.
Wait — is that Anna Wintour coming right towards me? Click.
The experience was incomparable to anything else, and for a few of those minutes I thought I’d want to stay in New York City forever. But then, Fashion Week taught me another lesson. Before I departed for The Tents, a friend sent me a picture message with the quote, “My friends have made the story of my life.”
Then I knew that these moments, while wonderfully exciting, were frivolous and less powerful if not shared. Fashion, after all, is a form of communication.
Allow me, then, to share with you some of my favorite moments from my 48 hours at New York Fashion Week.
St. Mark’s Church, East Village
Saturday, 1:35 p.m.
Chloë Sevigny models at her presentation/mock protest for Opening Ceremony.
Eyebeam Studios, Chelsea
Everything gilded and glittering at Christian Siriano.
The fashion forward crowd at Alexander Wang.
Milk Studios, Chelsea
Lining up for Alexandre Herchcovitch.
W New York Hotel, Midtown
“Shit happens. The show must go on.”
New York Public Library, 5th Avenue
Sunday, 9:49 a.m.
Outside Victoria Beckham’s show, even the editors have their invites at-the-ready.
My favorite street style look.
Bill Cunningham spots something. I think it’s Carine Roitfeld’s pumps.
Sean Kelly Gallery, Hudson Yards
Anna Wintour strides into Derek Lam.
Chiara Ferragni, Giovanna Battaglia, Joanna Hillman, and Kate Lanphear look like rock stars.
Nina Garcia, my new BFF, kindly told me a few of her top picks. The tuxedo coat at Victoria Beckham and the wedge boots and chevron prints shown at Derek Lam.
(inset designer photos via Style.com)
Cara Delevingne (top) and a fellow model rushing to their next shows.
The Theatre, Lincoln Center
Famed fashion reporter and editor, Lynn Yaeger.
The Studio, Lincoln Center
The view from the press pit at Vivienne Tam; Carmen Electra rocking the front row.
66th St./Lincoln Center Subway Station
A model headed home after walking Vivienne Tam.
(Photos, credit Heather Lettieri for DFW Style Daily)