What Do You Love About Fashion Week?
What Do You Love About Fashion Week?
"I love the mayhem! I love the madness! It only happens twice a year, so everyone kind of goes crazy. People come from all over the world and everyone all over the world watches Fashion Week. I've been in it for 18 years. It's like the Super Bowl for designers and models and everyone who is part of this industry."
"I love all the energy and seeing everyone getting so excited about fashion. It's a lovely scene to see people out enjoying fashion."
"I'm from Australia, so there's nothing like it! It's fantastic with all the action and amazing clothes, I think it's really unique."
"I love coming to Anna Sui's show and the Marc Jacobs show to see people that I love and admire. It's great to see what they've put together with their creativity."
"Fashion is another way to hone your artistic ability and be a different person and show who you are through what you wear and make a statement."
"I'm in the music business and we're all artists. It's great to be able to experience other people's creations and to be able to wear it at the end of the day!"
"I just love getting dressed up and wearing these amazing outfits."
"I love getting to see the crazy menagerie. It's one thing to go and look online at what the collections are after the fact, but to be able to sit in person and watch it walk in front of me and see how things move is pretty fascinating."
Taraji P. Henson
"I love Fashion Week because I get to see all of the people I don’t get to see often. And just keeping ahead of what’s coming out, what’s the next trend, what’s the next must-have, hot item."
"I love coming to these shows and seeing the work. I went backstage at Monique Lhuiller. I was blown away—it was so beautiful."
"Fashion shows are the most exciting and intense six minutes of your life!"
"I always find that I'm holding my breath. I realize it later when the model is coming toward me and I know that I can't breathe. It's nice to still feel that way after all of these years."
"I'm filled with anticipation for what the clothes are going to look like. There's a rush of anticipation for that moment, and then an exhale once the clothes come out and it settles in. It's crazy how much excitement is packed into such a small amount of time—blink and it’s over."
"I get so excited; it's like a play. It just feels like something amazing is going to happen. It's so dramatic and the models really bring something to it as well. It's intense."
Corinne Bailey Rae
"I really like being around people who know how to express themselves in the things that they wear. I think it's great to see designers and the way that they cultivate and reinvent themselves at the same time they're staying true to who they are. Music's the same way—you find who you are and then you're constantly renewing and evolving."
"I love when there's energy around anything that involves creativity and beauty."
"It's exciting—especially seeing the shoes the models wear and to see how they strut. I'm just grateful that I'm not up there and that I get to sit back and watch!"
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott
"When I see something I love, I'll really feel it, or I'll get chill bumps, or I'll get that little butterfly feeling in my stomach. It's just like electricity that runs through you."
"You can feel the energy percolating in the room and you're feeding off of that and it's just like a really great moment. It sets the tone immediately and the first girl is always so confident."
"Being an actress, I enjoy the theatricality of the moment. It's amazing the creativity that this one individual has and how they translate that into clothing—which we all as human beings must partake of and wear, otherwise we would be naked. It's nice to see what the designers have done in their solitary moment."
amp#8212;With reporting by Leah Abrahams, Sharon Clott, Lindzi Scharf, Lauren Tumas, and Nakisha Williams