Fashion's Shows, Parties & Trends

September 6, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

Fashion Week is upon us. And even if you're not in the fashion industry and have no interest in what's on the runway, you should still pay attention to these events. First, they're a lesson in what's hot in special events. After all, where the fashionistas frolic, the rest of the event flock often follows. Second, they like to be on the cutting edge of design, obviously, so they're a good source of ideas.

The whirlwind week is also a lesson in gussying up a conference or meeting. If you think about it, Fashion Week really is just a drawn-out, champagne-soaked, air-kiss-filled industry trade show. The fashionistas just do it in stillettos.

So here are our reports from the Fashion Week front. And check out our listings of the shows and related parties on our event calendar. --Chad Kaydo

Updated 09.10.01


Target's Logo-Crazy Fashion Media Room
Target is hosting the media room at the 7th on Sixth shows in Bryant Park, and the hip retailer chose Avi Adler to create what might be the most memorable trade show press room this year. More...

Vanity Fair's Fashion Week V.I.P. Lounge
Vanity Fair is hosting a special V.I.P. lounge near the tents at Bryant Park, designed to give specially invited fashion editors, models and celebrities a posh place for breaks between fashion shows. More...

Fashion Tents Get Graffiti Look
Fashion designer Stephen Sprouse isn't holding his own fashion show this season, but he's giving the 7th on Sixth tents a trendy look. More...

Let the Fashion Week Parties Begin!
The 7th on Sixth fashion shows don't officially start until Friday, but there's no stopping the frock flock from its parties. More...

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