Posts for September 3rd 2007
>> That probably goes without saying, but it's not for the reason you think. I just love all the great coverage that people whip out just in time for fashion week. They really pull out all the stops.
My three favorites so far:
Refinery29 is doing this great five-part video series "The Countdown," with Jeremy Laing professing his love for the jolie-laide look, Alexander Wang getting excited about his party bus, and the girls from Vena Cava explaining how they do their trademark prints without Photoshop.
NYMag.com rolled out "The Model Manual," a database to up your Model IQ a few points. Mission accomplished: I learned that Adriana Lima once dated... Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein (a real name-winner right there), Lily Donaldson is Alber Elbaz's muse, and an awful lot of models seem to be known for "my hair."
And then there's the wild card, which you just simply have to visit. Because it's funny.
>> Just in time for Fashion Week, Forbes did a fun little round-up of all the costs that go into the production of a fashion show...
- Dressers: $1,500-$2,000
- Stylist: $5,000/day, or for the Zoe factor: $20,000+
- Celebrity Wrangler: $2,000 per celebrity
- Makeup: $30,000 (each individual makeup artist carries about $2000 worth of goods (!))
- Hair: $3,000-$4000, or for the Fekkai factor: $10,000+
- Backstage necessities: $10,000
- Security: $10,000
- Emergency Budget: $6,000-$7,000
And that doesn't even include the models. Basically, you're looking at at least $50,000, on a really really good day. So, you still want to have that fashion show?
(From the wonderful world of Dana Thomas.)