Bloggers were on the rise this season—front row and backstage—and critics took notice. “Here is the verdict from cyberspace,” International Herald Tribune fashion scribe Suzy Menkes said, tallying: “Balenciaga, 41 Twitters in an hour after the show; and in the same time, Balmain, 75.” The blog, a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, has given rise to a number of star bloggers that collectively boast thousands of followers. Manila-based Bryan Boy, 22, mused on his site, after Milan and en route to Paris: “I’m excited to see what invites I get. So far I have Bruno Pieters, Chloé and Louis Vuitton in the bag, Gareth Pugh’s after party.” Marc Jacobs even created an ostrich handbag named The BB in Boy’s honor.

 

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