Saturday, February 20, 2010

Farewell to Bryant Park

New York Fashion Week has come to a close and we bid adieu to its longtime home, Bryant Park. Next season, the show will go on at the Lincoln Centre. The plus side to the change is the added space for designers to present their collections. Extended front rows for guests to gawk at the new collections? Who knows, but what I really hope to see less of next season are B-list or below celebrities. I was appalled when I read an article on Fashionista about the crazy amounts of money celebs are paid to sit at the New York shows. Amanda Bynes gets around $25,000 (since when do we look up to her fashion choices?) and thankfully Kristen Bell goes unpaid but needs airfare,makeup and clothes to be taken care of. In this economy, fashion houses should be looking to defray costs and by adding less of these girls to the front row, it seems to me like a good way to accomplish that. Invite more of us, the common folk who love fashion. You'll be assured a lovely blog post graciously thanking you for such kindness.

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