Photo by David Wentworth.
Despite the glum outlook projected for Fashion Week, the annual schmatte show seems to be swinging, as our own Sound of the City reporters found at the Charlotte Ronson event with Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson in attendance, the Alexander McQueen preview at Target where “the wait for the dressing rooms stretched for ages in Disneyland-style folded lines,” etc. etc.
Despite having dissed it as “Fashion Weak,” the New York Post isn’t above a slideshow or two (nor is the stately Times) and the Daily News followed Ashley Dupre, who despite a lack of invite wound up in the front row of the Yigal Azrouel show (“Clad in a multi-hued jacket, the woman at the center of Spitzer’s downfall smiled and bobbed her head to the music as the models paraded by”).
TONY asked people in the tents if they felt “guilty coming to Fashion Week given the current economic crisis.” Unsurprisingly, no one said yes. “We all have to wear clothes,” explained one fellow. So despite the downturn, celebrities turned out, dish was served, and “young girls brandishing their pink invitations in a bid to cut through the crowd” thronged the 50th Anniversary Barbie show.