Rather than do a standard runway show, designer Marc Bouwer chose to spend today filming his Spring 2010 collection as a "virtual runway show" at a studio near the Chelsea Piers. Your faithful correspondent was in attendance. We were treated so well--there was a full buffet of bagels, muffins, cream cheese, vegetables and coffee! It was the first time I'd seen actual food anywhere at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!
The show will officially launch on http://www.marcbouwer.com/ on Wednesday, September 16th at 9.00 AM. So Marc and his team conducted a taping of the “runway show” during which all the elements present at your typical Fashion Week runway show will take place – backstage commotion, hair and make-up, light and sound testing and designer interviews.
Marc’s model for the season was heiress Lydia Hearst, and they were surrounded by photographers, members of Mr. Bouwer's staff, and others. Later I will post an interesting interview I had with Mr. Bouwer, who in person is far better looking that he was on "Project Runway" last night. In fact he made me think of a young David Bowie. For your delectation, here is a slideshow of photos taken by yours truly.
Sad to say, hours had passed and the models were only just arriving when it was time for moi to leave for the Bryant Park tents uptown. More to follow...I'm simply exhausted.
Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog