Who Said Fashion Is Dead? The big parties are back
New York Fashion Week plans a return to in-person catwalks in September, following two previous largely virtual editions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fashion Designers Council of America (CFDA) has announced.
The September 8-12 event plan depends on local restrictions related to the ongoing health crisis, said the CFDA, which noted that some designers may choose to keep their presentations online.
The vast majority of the shows held over the last two fashion weeks in February and September were virtual, with only a few designers, including Christian Siriano and Rebecca Minkoff, strategizing to show in person.
The CFDA has encouraged online submissions to avoid coronavirus risks.
Encouraged by the ongoing vaccination campaign in New York City, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said, “We look forward to a strong fashion season that celebrates the best of American fashion in both physical and presentation formats. digital. “
This time, fashion week will culminate with the Met Gala, a star-studded benefit that coincides with the Met’s Costume Institute show on September 13.
The extravagant event that normally takes place on the first Monday in May will take place on a smaller scale in September 2021 before another prom the following spring.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that the annual clothing exhibition will be held in two parts, with the first show titled “In America: A Fashion Lexicon” opening on September 18 to celebrate the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary.
The second exhibition, “In America: A Fashion Anthology”, will begin on May 5, 2022. Both will run until September 5 of the same year.
And with two shows, two evenings.
Anna Wintour, Trustee of the Met and Costume Institute Benefit, longtime editor-in-chief of Vogue, reported the normally star-spangled bash of 2020 on the covid-19 pandemic.
The new schedule is based on the idea that restrictions will be relaxed as more Americans get vaccinated, more than 56 million in the United States are fully vaccinated, and glitter hunger for a social scene renewed.
The opening of the first part in September will bring fashion week to a close, which could mark a homecoming for many designers forced online.
The Met said the fall “benefit” on September 13 would be a more intimate affair, while the 2022 gala on May 2 could see a return to the exaggerated looks that characterize celebrity and fashion.
Instagram is the main funder behind the exhibits, ideal for the annual event which typically sees social media shine with wild outfits and red carpet stunts.
The plans for extravagance, as much of the United States and the world are still reeling from critics of the coronavirus pandemic risks, but the main reason for holding two benefits is likely financial.
The Costume Institute relies on the Met Gala to fund its work, including exhibits and acquisitions, and the cancellation of last year’s event created a financial gap for the museum branch which has to pay for it. -even.
The exhibits themselves will see the Curator of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton, continue to explore broad themes, “Camp”, Catholicism and China have been at the center of attention in recent years, rather than offering retrospectives of a particular creator.
The two-part show will assess the state of American fashion, its contemporary actors, the identity of the industry and important figures that the rarefied world of fashion may have overlooked or overlooked.
Bolton said that the first stage of the exhibition will focus on modernizing the vocabulary of fashion in relation to “equity, diversity and inclusion”, as the second part will see collaborations with filmmakers Americans to “investigate further the evolution of the language of American fashion.”