A Mid week post, My New York Fashion Week Experience

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.

As you know, I normally only post on a Monday but after having such a wonderful day today, I thought I should share it. A few weeks ago I was thinking about things I still want to do in my life, sort of like a bucket list, and one of them was to attend Paris Fashion Week and see either a Dior or Chanel show. It’s something I have always dreamed of doing and I had a wonderful surprise when a friend of my husbands  (I’ll call him the fairy godfather from now on as I felt like Cinderella at the ball! ) got me a ticket to Naeem Khan’s show at New York Fashion Week this afternoon which was as good as I’m sure Paris would be! What an extraordinary experience and I am very grateful to have had it.

There were so many interesting looking people inside all rushing around from show to show on incredibly high heels, most of which had obligatory red soles. I don’t know how people manage a whole day in those heels, yet another sign of my age I’m afraid, I now choose comfort over aesthetics! Very old lady.

I have never seen so many photographers together in one place and when they spot a celebrity there is just a frenzied whirl of flashes as they rush after them getting their pictures. It’s amazing to see, I felt a bit sorry for the celebrities with cameras literally jammed in their faces two inches from their noses. It all seemed a bit invasive but I suppose it’s people like me who buy the magazines that buy these photographs that perpetuate the cycle of all this.

It was a fascinating afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed it before I turned in my glass slippers and went home!

Inside the Fashion Week tent waiting for the show

Inside the Fashion Week tent waiting for the show

The first thing my daughter said to me when I told her about my wonderful afternoon was what do you wear to Fashion Week?? The answer is that it’s still really cold in New York and as I am traveling I don’t have an enormous wardrobe with me so I just kept as warm as possible!

Naeem Khan show

Naeem Khan show

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan. Brooke Shield’s sat in the front row, two to the right of the woman in red.

My photographs are not very clear so I have taken the following images from the show off Style.com . The fabrics are amazing and are all heavily embroidered with bugle beads and sequins. The lights caught them and they sparkled so beautifully. The photos don’t do the clothes justice. It was spectacular!

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Naeem Khan

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Inside Fashion Week tent

Inside Fashion Week tent

Naeem Khan at the show's end

Naeem Khan at the show’s end

Matt Damon at Naeem Khan show

Matt Damon at Naeem Khan show image from sfgate.com

Vanessa Hudgens at Naeem Khan show image from zimbio.com

Vanessa Hudgens at Naeem Khan show image from zimbio.com

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4 Responses to A Mid week post, My New York Fashion Week Experience

  1. sabrina says:

    Shirl,

    That looked realy lovely. The gowns from Naeem Khan were beautiful. Usually you see a fashion show but cannot see a person actually wearing the gowns from the fashion show but there were a few that were very very wearable. Loved them.
    Sub

  2. Anne says:

    Wow… some beautifully exotic gowns! Since Halle Berry wanted to ear stipe to the Oscars, I saw at least two gowns that were 1,000 times more gorgeous than the dress she actually wore! It must have been such fun to be there!

    • shirlcatts says:

      I also think there were so many other gowns more beautiful than the one she wore, so many to choose from. I really enjoyed it thanks, and the bug has bitten me! I’d love to go again one day.

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