Posts Tagged ‘New York City Mercedes Benz Fashion Week’

Photo: Mario Testino

Photo: Mario Testino

Their fashion is fake. They want only to go with designer names and to have the thing of the moment.

– Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, fashion stylist and fashion editor-at-large for Lucky magazine. She was speaking to the New York Times in November 2013.

Ms. Cerf de Dudzeele is referring to fashion bloggers, who have ruffled feathers by infiltrating the top four Fashion Weeks in NYC, London, Paris, and Milan.

Having never attended any of the top four Fashion Weeks, this particular fashion blogger has no comment. Well, yes I do.  I ask what makes a blogger different from anyone else attending Fashion Week? Aren’t they all after designer names and the latest must-have? Be it good or bad, I think the point of Fashion Week is to encourage the trends as well as fashion in general, particularly commercial fashion. Bloggers are just joining the party and I suspect their fashion isn’t any more fake than anyone else strutting their stuff at the shows.

(Having said all that, I don’t blame long-time professional fashion editors and journalists for feeling put out by the chaos these bloggers create.)

New York City Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues through this Thursday, February 19th.

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Project Runway - Front Row - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekOne of the requisite skills for sitting at a fashion show is being able to roll your eyes, talk to the person behind you, chew mints and say, ‘Yves Saint Laurent did it better years ago,’ all at once.

John Duka (1950-1989), former New York Times reporter and style columnist.

Get out your mints – New York City Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week starts this Thursday, February 12 and runs through Thursday, February 19.

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