The opening saw Naomi Campbell stroll down the terrace of Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in a demure, floral printed ensemble. The pretty romantic florals soon gave way to immaculate full length gowns. Amazing pleated details were manipulated into luxury fabrics like silk organza, satin, taffeta. Alek Wek sauntered down the runway in a dark fishtail gown with blooms as accents and delicate folds of fabric. Coco Rochas breezed by in a voluminous, bride-worthy gown. Jewelry was glittering and full of elegance.
Half the cast of America's Next Top Model were on hand to admire the show as well as top bloggers The Man Repeller and BryanBoy who huddled together and traded accessories. Madonna's fashion mogul in training Lourdes Ciccone was in the audience as well as tough glamour girl Gina Gershon.
Now, anyone who has ever attended Fashion Week has experienced the inexperienced, snotty PR assistant who was driven power-mad by her clipboard, and sometimes you want to slap them...But, there is a BIG difference from imagining something in your head to grown adults actually acting on a violent impulse. I cannot imagine an experienced person like Lynn Tesoro was anything but professional, if possibly a little weary. I saw first-hand the difficulty with the seats at this show, and it was a situation beyond their control.
Most guests, even A-list celebrities I observed, have always been gracious during NY Fashion week when things don't go according to plan. For these French publishers and tag-alongs who are adults to use slap someone because they personally feel entitled to something is classless. What's worse, they were proud of it and bragged to the press about their behavior.
I hope a judge informs them once and for all that entitlement and savagery are will never be in style.