By Anna Sekula Posted September 15, 2009, 1:13 PM EDT
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, now in the middle of its eight-day run, didn't deliver too many surprises on Sunday and Monday, as most shows stuck to a no-frills approach with few visual elements to divert attention away from the collections. The sentiment was most noticeably echoed by Marc Jacobs—who once opened his show with the Penn State marching band—with an all-white set at the 69th Regiment Armory last night.
Nonetheless, a few events on Sunday involved some interesting takes on entertainment: Y-3 models, designer Yohji Yamamoto, and French soccer star Zinedine Zidane played footy on the runway at the Park Avenue Armory, and Carmen Marc Valvo broadcast taped footage of his collection on six JumboTrons in Times Square. To end the weekend on a high note, Alexander Wang brought around 1,000 people to a gas station in the meatpacking district for another one of his boisterous after-parties. The event, for which the gas pumps were drained, saw performances by Courtney Love and Santigold and let guests grab free candy and soda from the convenience store.