Guest Post: The Beginning of the Glamorous Fashion Event

Every fashion-conscious individual is gearing up for the upcoming events on the calendar. Whether you are a designer or a model, a reporter or a photographer, you are sure to be looking forward to the glitzy and glamorous extravaganza – the New York Fashion Week Spring 2011.

You may be waiting with baited breath for the spectacle to unfold. Do you have any idea about how it all began? Well, if you are an avid follower of the fashion world, you might be aware of the event’s history. However, you would be astonished at the number of people who have no idea about this. If you are one of them, read through!

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The beginning was quite different from what you experience nowadays. Known as the ‘Press Week’, the event began as early as 1943. The objective, however, was quite similar to what it is today. It was to generate awareness about the innovative fashion designs - that would one day give the city the reputation of being a fashion capital.

The event continued for years. However, it was only in 1993 that it achieved its present format. Initially, the different events of the week took place at various locations throughout New York City. In 1993, this changed – all the events were at the same location – Bryant Park. The week also got a new name – Seventh on Sixth.

The present name, ‘Fashion Week’, is another reflection of the modification in the objective of the event. This gives a clear idea about the scale of the event, which is quite impressive. Moreover, it also helps one realize the scope of the event. With time, this event has become one of the prominent in the fashion calendar.

The 2011 Spring Fashion Week of New York would mark the beginning of the forthcoming fashion events, like the fashion weeks in London, Paris and Milan. If haute couture is a part of your life, you are sure to know all about the upcoming event. And this does not mean that you need to be a designer or a model to be a part of this gala. 
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Guest Post: The Beginning of the Glamorous Fashion Event
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