Thursday, April 29, 2010
Rigoletto and Ralph, Carmen and Calvin, Donna and Divas... Much talk has been generated about Mercedes-Benz Fashion week moving to Lincoln Center this fall. The CFDA revealed the first look at the plans for September.
Instead of two main tents and a room at the library from Bryant park, the new plans have four main areas. The Theatre, The Stage, The Studio and The Box Presentation Space. The Theatre venue will have seating for 969 people and the option for a straight or U-shaped runway. The Stage venue, in white with gray carpeting, can seat 740, with stadium-style bench seats. The Studio will be the smallest runway venue, for 369 people, and The Box space is designated for presentations and events. There is also an additional venue called The Courtyard, a glass-encased outdoor space that could be used for informal presentations.
Fashion GPS will partner with IMG to allow designers to manage invitations and RSVPs online. It will also help guests be able to check themselves in via kiosks and bar codes.