The First New York Fashion Week

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Looking back at the first Fashion Week

Yesterday began the last New York Fashion Week to be held at Bryant Park, where its tents have been pitched since 1993. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko looking even further back into Fashion Week’s past...for this edition of the Fishko Files.

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the first thing I herd from my boss in France in 1972 was "de Nimes!" Denim ("djean") is de Nimes, France, ergo FRENCH, not American!" She had many other things to say about Americans, even though she had never been here. It was the height of the Vietnam war and to her we were a bunch of spoiled brats with no style (their idea of hippie clothes and their coiffed long hair completely missed the point!) However their jeans were really nicely cut and looked great - so I put patches on them to make myself at home.)

Sep. 09 2010 04:21 PM
Joanna Molloy from New York City

Thank you for your fascinating, seldom-reported story on Eleanor Lambert and the origins of New York Fashion Week. It was brilliantly produced: Wherever did you find that clip of the girl who's "bound to get a job" because she's wearing dotted Swiss and a beret?!

Sep. 09 2010 08:10 AM

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