Trivia Thursday:5 Things To Know About New York Fashion Week
Designers, models, photographers, publicists, journalists and a hoard of A-listers, yes, it all starts again! As a new season of fashion descends on the style runways of New York, we bring you five things you should know about one of the most sought after fashion weeks of the world. Read up and flaut your knowledge.
New York Financially Needs New York Fashion Week
As reported by Fashion United in 2016, New York fashion Week earns 513.5 million euros per event. Through the event, local businesses like hotels, restaurants, retail stores etc. benefit to the extent of 456.2 million euros, and the city of New York, through taxes earns 57.5 million euros! That’s the kind of economic impact we’re talking about!
There Was No Organized Venue Till 1993
While the first fashion week happened in 1943, it wasn’t until 50 years later, that NYFW got a dedicated space to hold its shows. The Tents at Bryant Park were premiered in 1993 and up until then, shows were help in clubs and SoHo lofts.
The Fight for the Front Row
The average front row at an NYFW show seats 130 people, which mostly isn’t enough. Publicist Lynn Tesoro was once slapped by Jennifer Eymere, editor of French Magazine, Jalouse, over not getting a spot in the front row for Zac Posen’s show.
NYFW has a Signature Strut
Every fashion week has a signature ramp walk. Models at New York Fashion Week have a fast-paced staccato style walk, whereas those at Paris Fashion Week will walk more slowly, in a fluid manner.
Bloggers Earn Big Bucks
While we all know celebrities are paid to make an appearance in the front row, big bloggers aren’t left behind. A single appearance, dressed in a brand’s outfit can fetch a blogger up to $10,000!