Fashion Week Recap

Fashion Week is finally coming to a close. Click through for a final recap of the shows, parties, and gossip from the past day or two.

  • Reports and reviews of Isaac Mizrahi's show [NYT, Time, NYDN, WWD]
  • Reviews and pics of the Proenza Schouler show and after-party. [Telegraph, WWD, Elle UK, Style.com, WWD]
  • "There are those who suspect that, behind all the hoopla, the viral communications, the artificial urgency of New York Fashion Week, there lies an aging and substantially dysfunctional industry slumping toward ... well, extinction is probably too strong a word." [NYT]
  • Scoop has ousted its CEO, Melanie Cox. [NYP]
  • Reports and reviews of Catherine Malandrino's show. [WWD, NYM, Fashionista]
  • "Shoulders are anything but demure this fall. Think big, bold, and anything goes." [NYM]
  • Should Fashion Week be open to consumers? [WWD]
  • Reviews of the Calvin Klein show. [Racked, NYDN, IHT]
  • Peaches Geldof on Arden Wohl and the headband trend: "She's the master of headbands and I bow down to her." [NYO]
  • A report from the Vivienne Tam show: "Tam's inspiration this season was the Chinese character for 'nothingness.' How can nothing can be inspiring? 'In this economy, we need to empty ourselves in order to recreate ourselves. From nothing, you create everything. A blank slate,' said Tam." [Huffington Post]
  • Reviews of Vera Wang's show. [WWD, NYP, Allure]
  • "The recession has made the industry leaner. It's put the claimers on notice, and it's made designers more responsible. If all this seriousness keeps up, there may not be any more exciting fashion, but, for now, there are some very good clothes. [NYT]
  • Kai Kuhne showed at the Eyebeam last night. [Fashionista]
  • Christian Siriano says he's dressing Mena Suvari for an Oscar party. "I hope she will be a long lasting client." [Time]
  • Harper's Bazaar is launching an Indian edition. [FWD]
  • More on how belts have been tightened during Fashion Week. [NYP]
  • Diane von Furstenberg put on a show for Amex cardmembers. [WSJ]
  • An interview with Victoria Beckham. [NYM]
  • Reports/reviews from Zac Posen's show. [Fashionista, NYDN, Marie Claire]
  • Zac Posen says he couldn't afford pianos for his show, but his "dream" was to have "multiple pianos." Fortunately, Steinway was happy to help out and crisis was averted. [WSJ]
  • "Ever since she's been dating Warner Music Group Vice Chairman Lyor Cohen, Tory Burch's fashion week presentations have felt more street than Park Avenue." [WWD]
  • Lauren Bush showed her eco-friendly Lauren Pierce fall '09 collection at an intimate "cocktails and cupcakes" affair at her showroom space in the West Village. [VF]
  • Women's Wear Daily was the subject of a spoof publication, WWWWD, which was handed out at Zac Posen's show. [NYDN, NYM]
  • A report from the Libertine show: "We weren't sure if we'd just landed in a bizarre 18th-Century costume party." [Pipeline]
  • Pam Anderson on Richie Rich: "Richie is my electrician. No, he's my triathlete, kite-surfer. You know, he covers all the bases. You have to taste it all. Right?" Totally! [NYDN]