New York Fashion Week’s last year at Bryant Park has sadly come to a close. Feeling like a true fashionista, I walk by Bryant Park everyday on my way to and from work and over the past week seeing it glowing with the aura of fashion week with the Mercedes-Benz logo has been the highlight of my day. The fictional editor-in-chief, Miranda Preistly, in The Devil Wears Prada once described fashion as art you live your life in and she was correct. As an Aspiring Socialite, who has not yet gained a seat adjacent to the runway, I can still know that I was a part of such an amazing week when I see the colors and styles inspired by the outlandish runway designs tickle down into my favorite discount stores. We are all a part of Bryant Park’s legacy either as willing participants or collateral damage.
Though it is unfortunate that New York Fashion Week will no longer take place at Bryant Park, I am not at all surprised by the decision. As Oscar Wilde once said, “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” In the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and publicity, we always tend to disregard the past in favor of the next big thing. A month ago, my psychic told me that the universe is constantly moving at high speeds, therefore, change is inevitable. This gives every aspiring socialite hope that they will be seated front row center at fashion week in six months. After all, Mr. Wilde also said, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” So go ahead, live like a true American socialite.