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.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)