Big surprise: the style set was full of complaints during the five-week international endurance test also known as fashion season. From petty gripes — “What is she wearing?” — to more serious concerns, Twitter proved to be an easy outlet.
Here, some notable zingers in under 140 characters from fashion personalities as they took in the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
This story first appeared in the November 11, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Choupette Lagerfeld, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat
@ChoupettesDiary 8 Sep
Dear bloggers at #mbfw, either wear the jacket or don’t. Draping it over your shoulders like a cape is not a thing. #nyfw
Michael Carl, fashion market director, Vanity Fair
@carlscrush 11 Sep
“Are you surviving fashion week?” NO, one survives a war, a fire or even a bad fall. I am going to fashion shows, I will certainly be ok
Leandra Medine, aka Man Repeller, blogger
@ManRepeller 26 Sep
Uh, the topless anti fur protestors running across stage at Nina Ricci got the wrong season
Eric Wilson, fashion reporter, The New York Times
@EricWilsonNYT 12 Sep
Bill Cunningham at Marc Jacobs, where the temp is scalding: “I didn’t know we were going to end fashion week in hell.”
Bryan Grey Yambao, aka Bryanboy, blogger
@bryanboy 20 Sep
Italian lady at cafe 1: “is there a funeral outside? Everyone is dressed up or wearing black” Lady 2: “there’s a fashion show”
Faran Krentcil, freelance writer, consultant
@FaranKrentcil 27 Sep
Front row bare at Isabel Marant and the show is 40 mins late. Are we waiting for a celeb? #KateMossOrBosworthPlease
Meenal Mistry, fashion director of WSJ.’s Off Duty, contributing editor to WSJ. Magazine
@MeenalMistry 9 Sep
It definitely sets a surf-y theme, but no one is happy about the real sand on the runway at Tommy Hilfiger. #nyfw #wsjfashion
Hanuk Kim, aka Hanuk Hanuk, event photographer
@hanukhanuk 6 Sep
Streetstyle photographers are like hunters, they’ll shoot anything! I almost got knocked down twice. I rather be in Hunger Game. #NYFW
Mickey Boardman, editorial director, Paper Magazine
@AskMrMickey 28 Sep
Also all this ambulatory fabulousness is murder on the tootsies. I need some comfy gel insoles pronto!
Christine Teigen, model
@chrissyteigen 10 Sep
Heading to the shows with my outfit on inside out pretending it’s high fashion and not me being an idiot
Cindi Leive, editor in chief, Glamour
@cindi_leive 7 Sep
I don’t care how many crop tops I saw go down the runway today, I’m still having pasta at Carbone tonight.
John Jannuzzi, senior digital projects editor, Lucky
@johnjannuzzi 12 Sep
And then god looked upon Lincoln Center and cried, “A flood to wash away the bloggers!” and it rained and it was done.