I chose New York fashion week. It is held in February and September of every year and lasts usually seven to nine days. New York fashion show is known as one of the ‘Big 4’. It began in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, the press director of The New York Dress Institution, American fashion industry’s first promotional organization. It was originally called Press Week. It was the first organized fashion week and was meant to distract from French fashion during WWII. After, fashion magazines such as Vogue began featuring more American fashion.
Carrie Hammer strayed from the norm with her “Role Models not Runway Models” show. She featured Danielle Sheypuk, the first model in a wheelchair, Karen Crespo, the first quadruple amputee to walk the runway, and Jamie Brewer, the first girl with Down syndrome to walk. I absolutely loved reading that because it makes us average girls feel good. You don’t have to have the perfect face or body to have that It factor.