Okay, I'm over this weird thing that seems to have kidnapped fashionweek & taken it hostage: turning editors and fashion press away from shows. Wha's up with that?
Of course I'm sure you heard about the BabyPhat debacle: the people handling front-of-house turned away Andre Leon Talley -- I repeat: Andre Leon Tally -- telling him there was no more room, as Usher & his posse showed up, and was -- excuse the lame pun -- ushered right in. Lemme get this straight: this top ranking editor from Vogue magazine has the courtesy of hoofing it downtown to this madhouse of a show, and he gets turned away?!
He was quoted the next day as saying that he's a) never going to another BabyPhat show, and b) the only shows he'll attend after 7 pm are the ones held in the tents (no more of this offsite, downtown nonsense). Rightfully so, Andre.
The buzz on the Marc Jacobs show, held Monday....offsite of course, was that the reason it was almost 2 hours late was that it was being held for Beyonce and Jay Z. Word is, as soon as they sat down, the lights went down. (KCD made up some story about the clothes not having been there. Please.) People apparently boo'ed the celebs, and we also heard that Anna Wintour almost left. I wish she would have -- it would have served them right for treating editors & press so disrespectfully.
Which brings me to Narciso Rodriguez. Same deal, they turned both Byron & yours truly away. And rudely. They gave Byron the "once over look" & shoo'd us out of line. He's never, I mean never, been turned away from a show like that. Hellooooo...we want to give you press?! am I missing something here?
At J. Mendel, a sparsely attended affair with a standing room line of all socialites in their J.Mendel furs, I apparently wasn't "on the list" & was disss-missed. I checked my facts & it looks like A.O. Productions was handling the front of house. They are normally the nicest people. Well if the snotty cow with the clipboard & headset walking around works for them, she needs her ass kicked. (btw - I really, really wanted to hate the show, and couldn't. It rocked.)
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. A fishing rod....better. Give a fashion bitch some power and a headset, and it's just a bad, bad thing.
And now, Ralph Lauren. First, they do these three off-site shows somewhere downtown at 9, 10 & 11 am. Wha's up with that?! When you're in the RL league, why not do the painfully normal thing & hold one show in the main tent. Hello. Then, they were simply turning people away, regardless of whether they were on "the list" or not. Not only did Jaxon, our amazingly resourceful photog get turned away, but so did Vogue Korea's apparently.