Iman will be a judge next season on “The Fashion Show,” but she’s not going to any shows this week. “I haven’t been to one since I stopped modeling in 1989,” said Mrs. David Bowie at a dinner at The Lion on Saturday night, where she was being toasted by Mercedes-Benz for co-designing the lounge at Lincoln Center with Carlos Mota. “Now fashion shows are not as exclusive as they used to be. Alex Wang showed today at 5 o’clock and I’ve already seen it on the internet.”
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That’s not to say she doesn’t have an opinion on New York Fashion Week’s new venue. “You would think fashion people would like change, but they don’t. They poo-poo everything even before they give it a chance,” said Iman. “The move to Lincoln Center elevates fashion.”