The Strange Underworld of Fashion Week Scalpers

Alice Hines · 02/16/15 11:10AM

New York's preeminent fashion week scalper sees selling tickets to invite-only shows as "good samaritan work." He's in his late 20s, says he's a Wall Street consultant by day, and describes himself as a liaison who helps connect friends—mostly underpaid fashion insiders—with outsiders eager to attend the closed-to-the-public events.

Kimmel Catches Fashion Week Attendees Lying About Fake Designers

Aleksander Chan · 09/12/14 09:58AM

Like he did with Coachellea and fake band names, Jimmy Kimmel sent "Lie Witness News" team to New York's Lincoln Center as Fashion Week wraps to dupe aspiring fashion know-it-alls into saying they like designers that are actually just pop culture figures (Betsy Ross, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia). "Chandler Bing, I have heard of," one insists. Have you?

Aleksander Chan · 07/08/14 11:10PM

A model has her hair styled before walking in Austrian designer Lena Hoschek's runway show presenting her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. Hoschek's new pieces featured African-inspired prints. Image by Markus Schreiber via AP.

Snow Has Obliterated New York Fashion Week: Host Fashion Week Inside Your Apartment Instead

Caity Weaver · 02/09/13 01:00PM

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the biannual fashion colloquium in which Maxxinistas from all over the globe gather in New York to learn which fashions are legal to wear, was thrown into chaos last night, as a storm with no name bore down on the city. With London Fashion Week scheduled to begin February 15, an event-wide postponement was off the table. It was either catwalk through the blizzard or enter grimly into a Year Without Style.

New York Fashion Weavz: Ain't No Party Like a Pussy Party

Caity Weaver · 09/13/12 10:30AM

My friend Chaia and I are sitting on a low brick wall on the patio of a club in the West Village. An inebriated young man, late twenties, early thirties, introduced himself to me a few seconds ago as a representative from "the office of Chris Christie." I have just asked the inebriated young man why a representative from the office of New Jersey's Republican governor is attending a Fashion Week party being thrown by OK! Magazine in the West Village on a Monday night.

New York Fashion Weavz: The Shows

Caity Weaver · 09/11/12 05:05PM

Here is Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek as explained by a construction worker across the street from Lincoln Center yesterday, on whom I eavesdropped because I was too scared to talk to anyone else:

Socialite Keels Over in the Middle of a Fashion Show in the Front Row

Brian Moylan · 02/16/12 11:15AM

Zelda Kaplan, the hard-partying 95-year-old socialite who has been a fixture of the New York scene since the '60s, collapsed right in the middle of the Joanna Mastroianni fashion show at Lincoln Center yesterday, just as the second model walked past her. She was later pronounced dead. This is the first time a fashion show has literally been deadly boring.

Which Singer Got Caught Having Sex Backstage at Fashion Week?

Brian Moylan · 02/14/12 11:45AM

This R&B lady was trying to improve her career by bedding a powerful man backstage at Fashion Week. This actress is going bald, this actress slept with a woman to win a bet, this Oscar nominee has a drinking problem, and this celeb didn't go to the Grammys because she didn't want to be upstaged by Whitney. She at least could have snuck backstage.

How to Sneak Backstage at a Fashion Week Show

Adrian Chen · 02/13/12 06:04PM

Not many people want to go to fashion shows, but even fewer end up getting invited. Thus, the art of sneaking into shows at New York Fashion Week is perennially well-documented, to the point that one suspects bloggers are paid to sneak into fashion shows to give a fashionable air of danger to the whole enterprise. So let's go further, shall we? Let's go backstage.

What's the Big Fuss About Fashion Week Anyway?

Brian Moylan · 02/13/12 03:13PM

To many people outside of New York, fashion shows are full of glamorous people, gorgeous models, and mouth-watering clothing. They think of the goodie bags, the celebrities, and that warm fuzzy feeling you must get on the inside knowing you're part of the elite. Sorry to tell you, but it's never really like that.

Zooey Deschanel's Horrible Mom Jeans and Other Fashion Disasters

Brian Moylan & Maureen O'Connor · 10/07/11 02:45PM

You won't believe the awful denim that Zooey Deschanel wore out in public. On the most recent episode of Gawkerazzi, we make fun of the new Beyonce video, the celebs at Paris Fashion Week, and Kristen Stewart's multiple magazine covers.

Is Anna Wintour Turning Into a Funny Lady?

Brian Moylan · 09/27/11 01:14PM

Our collective image of Vogue dominaeditrix Anna Wintour has always been as a hard-nosed ice queen, a Darth Vader under a helmet of hair, the stern and bitchy inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada. Due to some recent events, are we going to have to change our assessment?

Let's Make Fun of the Celebrities at Fashion Week

Brian Moylan & Maureen O'Connor · 09/16/11 11:40AM

For the past seven days Fashion Week took over New York, so there were plenty of stars in town who needed their outfits critiqued. Watch the latest episode of Gawkerazzi where we take Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Osbourne, and others to task for what they wore to sit by the runways.

Rick Perry Partied with Reality Stars at Fashion Week

Maureen O'Connor · 09/15/11 09:27PM

Far-right presidential candidate Rick Perry dined with self-appointed "godfather of politics" Donald Trump last night. What did they do afterwards? Partied with pageant queens, Kardashians, and Kathie Lee Gifford at the Sheri Hill fashion show in the Trump Tower. Update: Page Six reports that Perry "made a beeline backstage" to hang out with the models, including Kathie Lee's daughter Cassidy.

Which Singer Was Having Sex During Her Parent's Funeral?

Brian Moylan · 09/14/11 09:59AM

This musical mistress picked a hell of a time to get it on with the limo driver. There's a bunch of juicy Fashion Week blinds, and one about a Disney star having gay cyber sex. Think he's into role playing as a limo driver?

The Noxious Glamor of Fashion Week Continues

Brian Moylan · 09/12/11 03:07PM

That wonderful scent of stale champagne and hairspray haze you smell is the waft aroma from the continued residence of New York Fashion Week at the tents in Lincoln Center. What did the models, designers, celebrities, and assorted mayhem makers get up to today. Let's look.