I wanted to keep this in. I really did, but it’s just too juicy and too good. I’ve been at New York Fashion Week and while the clothes were great the designers were nice and there were a million other things I could tell you about, there is only one story I feel so compelled to share as I wait to board my plane.
At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the crowd was hush, the lights were dim and the seats were filled- with the exception of two notable spots, front row center. “Who could it be?” we all wondered. Could it be The First Lady? She was rumored to be at everyone’s show, from Jason Wu to Narcisco Rodriguez, though regrettably she never showed. Could it be one of the Vogue heads of state, Carine Roitfeld or Anna Wintour? It couldn’t be. They were always prompt, unassuming and quiet.
As the fog machines began quietly rolling in, the security guards pulled back the plastic on the runway just behind the empty seats. Then, out of the fog….
**Incidentally, like 4 models lost their shoes right in front of Kanye. This was not an uncommon trend at NYFW. It’s been dubbed the year of “Model Down!” Perhaps next year, stylists will consider puchasing shoes in..oh, I don’t know, the size of the models?