Anna Wintour demands her own elevator and scares people, while Carine Roitfeld discusses life after French Vogue. Designers get original with presentations at an ice rink to the street to Grand Central. We take a look at what's on the runway, what's happening backstage, who is sitting in the front row and more.
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2. Guests could use only one of two working elevators to get to Thakoon’s show on the third floor of the Plaza, because the other one was being held for Anna Wintour. [On the Runway/NYT]
3. Comedian Donald Glover went to see his first runway show, Band of Outsiders, found out he was sitting next to Anna Wintour, freaked out and started Tweeting using the hashtag "#thingsItriednottodoinfrontofAnnaWintour". The whole story is hilarious and adds such much needed humor to Fashion Week. [The Cut]
4. Style.com has an in depth interview with former French Vogue EIC Carine Roitifeld.
It’s strange for me to come back here to New York during the fashion show season and not to be the editor in chief of French Vogue. Of course, I’ve done it before when I was just a freelancer, but ten years is a long time. It’s like 20 times I came here for the shows, and suddenly I’m not the editor in chief. That’s a custom, so it’s hard to now be a freelance editor. But it’s exciting, too.
5. Band of Outsiders forwent their usual presentation for a proper runway show. Kirtsen Dunst and Kid Cudi were in attendance and models dropped from the ceiling in harnesses. [HeardOnTheRunway]
6. Johnny Weir, three-time US champion, two-time Olympian, and World medalist figure skater and all around fashionisto skated in Elise Overland's presentation at The Standard's ice rink. Beyond awesome.
7. Andrew Buckler closed down a street in Soho to show his collection. [MyVisualPleasure]
8. Moncler did their show in the form of a flash mob at Grand Central. It's quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen.
9. Refinery29 shoes stalks the shows. [Refinery29]
9. Joseph Altuzarra's line showed a heavy amount of '90's influence with plaid dresses with the fraying edges, the slouchy cardigans, and army parkas. His inspiration was old photos of Kate Moss wearing parkas over her evening dresses, in the days when her accessory of choice was Johnny Depp. [Style.com]
10. George Balanchine once said, 'There are no new steps, only new combinations,'" Derek Lam said backstage before his show. "And I thought to myself, That's what makes his work so modern." [Style.com]
11. Alexander Wang has been getting rave reviews. "He took his production to a new level…which read more powerhouse and polished than party. Fall was Wang at his most laser-focused, mature and construction-savvy yet," said WWD.
12. Wang's first flagship store is slated to open this Thursday on Grand Street. Wang said, “I wanted something quite pristine and hard.” [WWD]
13. DVF was inspired by American Legends. [NYT]
16. Amar'e Stoudemire hit the Tommy Hilfiger show, making everyone around him (Wycelf Jean and Hamish Bowles in the instance) look like midgets. [Image Via]
17. Sophia Bush, Katrina Bowden, and Jennifer Love Hewitt took in Max Azria on Sunday.
18. Male models underground boxing in Chinatown. They may be pretty, but it doesn't mean they're not tough. [NYM]
19. Gaga rocks the Grammy's, arriving in an egg and wowing with some crazy as shit outfits.[MTV]
20. Hot on the heels of NYT profile of Scott Schuman (thesartorialist.blogspot.com) and Garance Doré (garancedore.fr)come yet another all too adorable article on the couple. Yes, just in time for Valentine's Day. [NYM]
22. Does fashion make good theater? [NYT]
23. One of Fashion Week's awkward truths: Male models can't walk.[WaPo]
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