6 Bests of The Moment | New York Fashion Week
Now that New York Fashion Week is officially over, (and we’re glad it’s done), it is now time for reflection over what we just saw…or didn’t see. You see, we’re all the way here on the West Coast where fashion exists but it doesn’t exist to the extent where the whole city will halt and devote a whole week to it (Note: we did have a Fashion Week that ultimately failed.) That is why we appreciate The Moment’s coverage of New York Fashion Week. They put their blog on overdrive and we’re inundated, in a good way, with all things fashion. Also, they handle themselves professionally and make the readers feel like fashion insiders as opposed to teenage fashion interns who type in all caps, “OMG! I’m inside the Miss Sixty show! Aren’t you jelly?!?!” So we decided to post our favorites of The Moment blog’s fashion week commentary.
[Photo by Eric Ray Davidson for The Moment]
Have you ever heard of fashion bloggers calling Karl Lagerfeld “Uncle Karl?” Have you ever heard of Stephen Colbert call Bill O’Reilly “Papa Bear?” Well Ralph Lauren is our Papa Bear. I guess that makes us Lo Heads.
[Words by Horatio Silva]
We love any good story about model spills on the runway. It’s almost like FML without the overbearing feeling that life is not worth living anymore. Suck it up, models. It’s not the end of the world and at the end of the day, people still treat you better compared to to the rest of society.
[Photo courtesy of Getty]
This was one of our favorites because there was one exactly like it last fashion season. Old habits die hard and it is nice to see that the economy is still keeping fashion photographers employed.
[Photo by Eric Ray Davidson]
Last season’s Fashion Week madness, which does look a slight bit more epic.
[Photo by Eric Ray Davidson]
This is Zac Posen looking exceptionally sharp. However, his critics had some choice words of what they thought of his runway show. The irony is the stuff of Zoolander. “What is this, a center for ants?”
Designer: Zac Posen
Date and Location: Thursday, Feb. 19, the Tent, Bryant Park
Photos: slide show
- “sharing a runway with five pianos and practicing Victorian fashion values is a tough task, and Posen looked like he was channeling the wrong century” (The International Herald Tribune)
- “Despite the ransacking of various Hollywood musicals and melodramas for those peaked shoulders and lamé cocktail dresses — something done so often that hardly anyone objects anymore — Mr. Posen did have some sweet clothes in the old-girl mess” (The New York Times)
- “Off-key? Many would say so.” (style.com)
- “moments of pretty sanity tempered the mayhem, some of it approaching chic” (WWD)
Holy Charlize Theron in Monster! The transformation is uncanny. But question: are the eyebrows naturally albino white in the 2nd picture? Or are they drawn in in the 1st picture?
[Photo of Hanne Gaby Odiele of Supreme Model Management by Greg Kessler]
The Moment’s Invitation Only portion showed us what all the fashion show invitations looked like and gave the readers a much more personal feel to the events of Fashion Week. There isn’t anything special about the Lacoste invitation, but with the crocodile being my favorite brand, I always wondered and now I know.
Edit: We have just been informed that the Lacoste invitation is a thick slab of FELT. I knew you guys wouldn’t let me down.