Fashion shows aren’t just about clothes—guests want free goodies, too. We went to the tents to find out who gave the best gifts.
What was your favorite gift from the shows?
“I don’t think I’ve received a gift bag yet. Someone’s been taking all the gift bags [laughs]. I like John Varvatos a lot; I got the Alice Cooper CD there. It was cool.”
—LL Cool J
“I love the Betsey Johnson gift bag. It’s very cute—and handy for any night out. It has her latest perfume, some underwear, and facial products.”
—Antonia, Elle Accessories
“I loved the pretty white pillow from Rosa Cha. I leaned against it during the show. Giveaway of the week!”
—Barbara Springs, fashion teacher
“Abaeté had one of the best gift bags. There was Nars makeup, red nail polish, and full-size Redken hair products. Laura Poretzky's whole presentation was wonderful.”
—Jennifer, Women’s Wear Daily
“Anna Sui’s gift was great. We got makeup and her new perfume, Sui Love. Here [leaning in]—I’ve already spritzed myself.”
—Christian Freedom, fashion stylist
“I have a Vivienne Tam T-shirt, but the best gift for me is the Havaianas flip-flops.”
—June, professor, Fashion Institute of Technology
“It’s all about the W [Hotel backstage] lounge. They gave me a new set of iPod speakers. It was a great gift bag idea.”
—Nicholas Carlos, C.E.O., New York-based entertainment company