The first day of Fashion Week is always sort of a zoo. No one knows where they are or what's going on, and that was before we changed venues.
It took me fifteen minutes to find the location, even once I was on the right block. So far, I'll say there's a lot more space at Lincoln Center, but I don't like how swallowed up everything feels. It was kind of fun looking at the Tents in Bryant Park and knowing that this was a huge big deal. Here, well, we could all be going to the Met to see the Mummys. Which I might do, if I get tired of the glamour.
Anyway, I tweeted my first day, but as some of you hate reading things backwards, I decided I'd re-do it here, in the correct order. Here's what I was thinking during credentials pickup and my first show, which was Christian Siriano Spring 2011. (In case you're interested.)
Amazed at how much more uptown Lincoln Center feels. It's only 20 blocks
Ah, but the credentials line is just the same.
Quote: "this better not take 20 minutes!" No worries about that, I shouldn't think.
This is an hour long line if I ever saw one
Everyone in heels except me and the ladies who (don't) lunch - they live here and are just coming back from the gym
Everyone on this line is cold, except for me
Curly hair on the video monitor. Between that and mad men style, I feel I have finally come into my own
Dude at credentials dropped a whole tray of cards.#mercuryinretrograde
Talking to a lady on line for Christian Siriano who knew him as a kid.
He calls her diva, apparently, and she bought him the gold shoes he wore on project runway
Ok, over lines now.#7daystogo
How do people wear heels in this line? I'm in sneakers and I'm dying
Bumped to standing #grr
It's hilarious how entitled I feel to a seat assignment.
Some of these people are famous, evidently. I'm just going by flashbulbs. I don't actually recognize them
All famous people look alike.
It's sort of weird. Are they grown in a lab?
Lots of red lipstick in the audience.#myplaniscomingtogether
Ooh, pulling back the plastic on the runway. Here we go!
Hooray! First model non-white. Also, cute leather jacket
Many clean white dresses and brown belrs
Or even belts
Love the super platform shoes
Weird that today's cold and we're looking at spring clothes
Ah, beige, my nemesis
Ooh, turquoise. Lots of asymmetrical dresses
Evening dresses. Everything is really pretty. I even liked the leather shorts
Models all lean back when they walk. I tend to lean forward. Discuss.
Bell bottoms! We're doomed
Plasticy suit in red leopard print. And it looked good. No, I don't understand either
When models get married, do they strut down the aisle?
I don't even know what just walked down the runway. It was big and red.
And there he is!
He being Christian Siriano, who is adorable and I want him to be my friend and make me clothes in my size. Anyway, here are the highlights, visual-representation-wise:
Red thing, below:
The dress I will wear everyday when I am a fairy princess ... seriously, people gasped when this came down the runway:
And my favorite outfit from the show:
All images of the Christian Siriano Spring 2011 Show, by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.