The city's hottest fashion name, British export Agyness Deyn, was on hand to start the proceedings by co-hosting a party at British auction house Christies with Thierry Mugler, to mark the start of fashion week and showcase Christie's Post War and Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art and Resurrection: Avant Garde Fashion pieces.
Today, things kick off in earnest with Erin Fetherston and BCBG Max Azria showing, both bound to garner a clutch of celebrity front row fans.
Victoria Beckham's new fashion line also debuted yesterday. She won't be having a catwalk show, but she will be revealing her first womenswear collection to editors and store buyers during New York Fashion Week, and yesterday fashion industry bible Women's Wear Daily had the first look.
"Structure is an important word to use when discussing my collection," she told WWD. "The corsets and belts that have been incorporated into my dresses have been made in such a way that they are comfortable and supportive. My clothes are designed for women from a woman's perspective."
She was not however in New York for the preview. Instead she was entertaining her sons Cruz and Romeo, and their friends (including Kingston Rossdale and Leni Klum) at a fancy dress party for Romeo's sixth birthday at Universal Studios.
Though we're sure she will be in New York by Monday!
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 5th September 2008More