NYC Fashion Week "Faux Pas"....A Guide On What Not To Do

by CARSON GRIFFITH · September 17, 2009

There are simple "Do's" and "Don'ts" of style we all know to follow during Fashion Week. Just the little things so you don't end up on the pages of the Worst Dressed list, mocked endlessly online, or laughed at behind your back. The facts of fashion, really. But then there are the things that totally slip your mind: Sleeping, smiling, wearing your pants. The big things in life. Sound easy? Apparently it isn't for everyone... 

Don't pass out on the subway. We know it's been a long week, and even models need to sleep, but we're not quite sure how safe it is to do so on public transportation, especially with your swag surrounding you, and your earphones in. We'd also like to know just how much collagen you have to get for your lips to stay perfectly pouted like that... even while napping.

Don't forget your pants. Yes, Lady Gaga made it cool to leave them at home, but we think Perez Hilton took it a step too far at the DSquared party on Wednesday - and we don't just mean by putting that bottle between his legs for this photo opp. We love Mickey too, Perez... well, we did before you wore this nightie out, and gave all of New York some pretty scary nightmares. So leave the lack of knickers for the pantsless wonder herself or at least for the ladies - or the bedroom.

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Don't drink too much. You might scare the socialites. Tinsley looks a little uneasy, and we think it might have something to do with Betsey Johnson's bottle-swigging behind her. But hey, it was Betsey's moment of glory. It's her show, and she can chug if she wants to, right? Besides, "drunk" just really doesn't go with any of the looks this season. [Tinsley Mortimer and Betsey Johnson at Betsey Johnson's show. via Getty]

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Don't harrass the celebrities. This isn't LA, and you are not the paparazzi. If they don't want to talk to you, we're sure there's a reason. They come to work and take refuge in the clothes, not to be bothered. And on that note, don't wear side braids either. Unless you are a midwest girl scout. And under the age of twelve. Or...ever. [Julia Allison and Andre Leon Talley. Picture via  Reblogging Non Society]

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Don't eat the accessories. We know you're hungry, and so are the models, and so is everyone else considering everyone's been trying to squeeze into tiny little dresses and too small couture all week. But you can pig out all you want come this weekend! And the cycle starts again... [Picture via Getty]

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Don't look miserable. That's so five minutes ago. You're at a fashion show, not in jail. It could be worse. We promise. You could be working on Wall street. [Becca Diamond and Byrdie Bell. Picture via Getty]

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Don't DIY unless you can. Take this hat for instance. Sure, sometimes the shows get boring. But that's what BBM and reviewing your show notes are for. Not origami-ing your own hats. [Pic via Getty]