Number of New York City daily papers, including WWD, with on-site staff covering the shows:7 (also the Times, Post, Daily News, Sun, Newsday and newbie amNew York.)
Number of student newspapers covering the shows: 1 (the Indiana University Daily Student)
Number of Daily Student staff covering the shows: 3
Number of New York Daily News staff covering the shows: 3
Number of domestic Vogue editors and photographers registered to attend: 37
Number of editors and photographers from 10 international editions of Vogue registered to attend: 37
Odds that the journalist’s shoes you just stepped on belong to someone from an edition of Vogue: 1 in 17.
Number of Business Week staff registered to attend: 1 (“special assistant to the editor-in-chief” Christine Summerson. Have fun, honey.)
Number of editors from eBay registered to attend:1 (style director Constance White.)
Number of front-row seats guaranteed to be up for grabs: 1 (Former Fashion Wire Daily editor in chief Godfrey Deeny up and moved to Europe months ago, but he still had a seat saved at Kenneth Cole’s show Friday. But you may have to fight former Bergdorf Goodman’s fashion director James Aguiar for the seat; it’s said he’s covering the shows for the Web site.)
Number of additional foreign photographers expected to attend: 600+
Number of digital images a Getty Images photographer takes of one model’s walk down the catwalk: 100+
Number of photographer “survival kits” distributed by host sponsor Olympus for Fashion Week: 600
Item photographers most often bring (besides their cameras): a stool.
Number of Krispy Kreme doughnuts expected to be fed to photographers this week: 2,000
Pounds of chocolate hearts available at Redken’s booth if the doughnuts aren’t enough: 75Number of full-size Redken samples being given away at the same booth: 30,000
Contents of the open bar stocked by the airline Song: 48 bottles of Finlandia Lime, 48 bottles of Southern Comfort, and 12 gallons of pineapple juice.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle