Thursday, September 8
After a few seasons of New York fashion slow, during which, even without talking about Covid-19, the great American designers had deserted the parade calendar, everyone was waiting for a great reunion that would mean: “Yes, New York is back. » It counted without Elizabeth II, whose death, on September 8, stole the limelight from all those who thought she would be talked about. Her Majesty even managed to make Kim Kardashian’s buttocks forget about the background of the flag stars and stripes on the cover of the magazine Interview, showed up two days earlier.
The disappearance of the British sovereign marked, therefore, the conversations at the welcome cocktail offered, on the occasion of the launch of fashion week, by the mayor of New York, Eric Adams, together with Anna Wintour (fashion usa) and Steven Kolb, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the American fashion federation. Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger or Tory Burch had made the trip, not wanting to miss the long-awaited return. Poor me. It was between Balmoral and London that the story unfolded. And on Instagram, despite some posts showing the guests with champagne in hand, only the figure of the deceased and the avalanche of tributes survived.
Friday, September 9
Four o’clock. Proenza Schouler really spreads the ball. Head to the Hall of Lights, housed in the former Caja de Ahorros Industrial para Emigrantes building, a model Beaux-Arts style building. Water trickles down the walls: videos are projected into the space, giving guests the impression of being in the middle of a waterfall. A parable of the return to life of the duo at the helm of the brand, Lázaro Hernández and Jack McCollough, who have been on course for twenty years. With always that good mix between timeless pieces and latest trends.
Twenty hours. The atmosphere is less studious, the 34me Street, 311 West. The crowd is hysterical, the traffic in the neighborhood is interrupted. It’s the anniversary of Fendi’s Baguette bag: 25 years is something to celebrate. Kim Jones, artistic director of the Italian brand’s women’s collections, invited Marc Jacobs to present with him some fifty looks in homage to the 2000s it-bag created by Silvia Venturini Fendi and made famous by the sitcom sex and the city – in particular by the character of Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker (that night, sitting in the front row next to Kim Kardashian).
Fans wait, huddled together, hoping to see a celebrity descend from their sedan… Jocelyne Wildenstein, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and tiktokeurs known only to their subscribers have been invited to the show. For the American press, we have to go back to 2015 and Kanye West’s first Yeezy show for Adidas to see so many stars gathered at a fashion event in the city. In the morning, all the guests received a baguette (bread) wrapped in kraft paper with the “Fendi” logo.
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