This season, the recession-talk cloud has not dampened the spirits, and I can say that the mood is giddy. The week kicked off with the Sundance Channel’s preview of the “Day Before,” a documentary on the 48 hours leading up to a runway show. Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler were on hand with gossip girl Leighton Meester, Rachel Zoe, and other fashion insiders tweeting throughout the night. I capped off the evening with the Paper magazine party, catching Queen Latifah’s performance and celebrating Paper’s 25th anniversary.
On Wednesday, we were busy launching the Anna Sui for Target pop-up store in Soho, and then it was on to Thursday’s Fashion Night Out, an evening to promote shopping and get consumers into the stores. I hit the streets and went to 20 events from Madison Avenue to the Meatpacking district, changing from flats to high heels along the way. Anna Wintour and her team at Vogue pulled off an incredible evening.
Next it was back to the office to finalize seating for the Twinkle, Cynthia Rowley, and Robert Geller shows the next day.
Later this week I’ll report more on what’s happening at the Bryant Park tents and beyond.
Leslie Stevens, partner, LaForce & Stevens
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