Are we actually still having this conversation? You know, the one about whether or not bloggers have ruined Fashion Weeks and Fashion and Journalism and everything else? Remember when people were like, “Ewww, this 13 year old girl is attending fashion shows. Gross.” NOW TAVI IS IN A FUCKING MOVIE. GET OVER IT. SHE OWNS A MAGAZINE OR SOMETHING NOW. I PROLLY COULDN'T EVEN GET A FREELANCE GIG FOR ROOKIE. ALTHOUGH, TAVI, IF YOU’RE READING, LEMME WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT HOW WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS WHO DROVE JEEP CHEROKEE'S WERE MAGICAL. THANKS BOO.
Anyways, back to how New York Fashion Week has become a complete fucking zoo full of horrible and strange creatures. Reportedly, Oscar de la Renta is cutting down his guest list to a "maximum of 350 carefully selected invitees." Catherine Bennett, senior vice president and managing director for IMG, said of Fashion Week, “What used to be a platform for established designers to debut their collections to select media and buyers has developed into a cluttered, often cost-prohibitive and exhausting period for our industry to effectively do business.” Another IMG spokesperson said that a focus of the new venues was to limit audience capacity in order to make “…invitations once again an exclusive pass for true fashion insiders.” The only thing worse than a struggle blogger crashing a designer’s show is a spokesperson un-ironically saying the phrase “true fashion insiders.”
It’s true, there are a lot of people involved in any given Fashion Week, from the people working it to the people attending to the people people watching. HELLA PEEPS. You get the picture. Do all of them need to be there in order for your Aunt in Schaumburg to be able to review the new Siki Im collection at the same exact time as Tavi? No. But how do you choose who goes and who doesn’t? I’m not gonna lie, it feels awesome getting invited to a show or presentation. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHY SUPER SWEET 16 WAS SO ADDICTING. I want my invitation and I want to know that some loser didn’t get theirs. How else will I know that this event is actually exclusive or if the designer even has good taste?
PS Fashion Designers and PR People: Feel free to invite ME. I will have been doing yoga and drinking juices and really strong coffees, so I will not have a CVS cane this time around and I will have perfected the European double kiss maneuver. I will also artfully Instagram the invitation, my seat placard at the show and nothing more except maybe the roses in the hallway outside the venue. And if you don’t invite me, expect some Photoshopped dicks on your runway photos. See you soon, guys!