Fashion Week: The Circus Descends
  • The inimitable Fug Girls were at Yigal Azrouël today and saw Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann (not sweating in leather pants, enthusiastically posing for a photographer), Miss J Alexander and Nigel Barker (chatting front row), Cory Kennedy (bored, disheveled), Alexis Bryan Morgan (still pregnant), Fabiola Beracasa (front row next to Katie Lee Joel), Nina Garcia (talking to reporters), and Kelly Cutrone (looking better in person than on TV). [The Cut]
  • How bizarre that a designer with this much Fashion Week buzz is someone unheard of a year ago: Abigail Lorick (left), who designs the clothes for Gossip Girl's Eleanor Waldorf's fictional label, showed her collection last night and was rewarded with endless breathless coverage. [Elle, NYO, WWD, GoaG]
  • Yesterday evening the fashion industry paid lip service to worrying about all the skeletons we'll be seeing on the runway with a CFDA discussion. On the panel: Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, and Coco Rocha, who described being told to lose weight when she was 108 lbs. [The Cut]
  • Who are the ten most powerful fashion magazine editors? Forbes, shockingly, says they're the women who edit the ten fashion mags everyone's heard of. Although tying Anna Wintour and Glamour's Cindi Leive at number one is a pretty controversial statement. [Forbes]
  • How does a designer even get to show at Fashion Week, assuming they don't win Project Runway? By traveling a long hard road, usually. [NYSun]
  • Rachel Roy's show got a big thumbs up from as diverse tastes as André Leon Talley and Lynn Yaeger. [The Pipeline]
  • Erin Wasson launched her capsule collection, RVCA, last night on a Lower East Side rooftop: The fire department showed up due to the crowds, but they stayed to pose for pics. [Teen Vogue]