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STAY HEALTHY: Models who may find themselves bored between shows, fittings and hair and makeup should have some reading to do this season. The Council of Fashion Designers of America Health Initiative is now in its sixth season, and the CFDA has started distributing “Model Foods for the Model Life” information cards at the Bryant Park tents and the MAC & Milk venue, as well as to agencies. The cards outline four strategies to feel and look your best during fashion week, from healthy breakfast option to eating lean protein and fiber meals and snacks throughout the day, all compiled by nutrition expert Joy Bauer.
TIM FOR GYM: Tim Hamilton already showed his spring collection in Paris, but he remained part of New York Fashion Week — his designs were featured in two art films by Collier Schorr that both depicted rope-climbing à la gym class. The films were screened at a party sponsored by Stella Artois, since Hamilton has designed a special edition of the brewer’s iconic glass chalice. Or is it a goblet?
LAGGARD LINDSAY: Lindsay Lohan’s new design consulting contract with Emanuel Ungaro requires her to do trunk shows and make appearances on behalf of the label — but the company might want to schedule those events in the late afternoon or evening. On Friday, the famously tardy actress kept a large photo crew waiting for about ten hours for a shoot for her 6126 leggings line, according to a source on set. The call time for the shoot at the Miraval Living condos in New York was 10 a.m. but Lohan didn’t show up until around 8 p.m. The shoot was lensed by the celebrity photography team of Markus Klinko and Indrani, and Lohan’s extreme lateness was caught on tape by a film crew shooting an upcoming Bravo reality series called “Double Exposure,” starring the duo.
KOLB’S ENTOURAGE: Those wondering why Steven Kolb was being trailed by camera crews on Fashion’s Night Out should know that it was all in the name of a good cause. On Dec. 3, Kolb is receiving a Project Angel Food’s Man of Style award at the Divine Design gala in Los Angeles and, for the occasion, a crew was shooting Kolb’s whereabouts that night. They included riding around town in a Fashion’s Night Out-branded cab. If it was a tad distracting, the Council of Fashion Designers of America executive director didn’t mind. “It was fun,” he said. “You feel a little bit special because you have a camera on you, and people kept asking who I was and when I said who I was, they were disappointed because I wasn’t a celebrity.” The crew got some good footage. For instance, Kolb had vowed not to work on his sashaying skills with Alexander Wang at Barneys New York, but with the spotlight on him, he felt he had to concede. “I am sure it will make the final cut,” he said.
SIGNING UP: Nicole Miller, Reem Acra and Yigal Azrouël are just saying no. The designers — as well as Lela Rose, Vena Cava’s Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, and Maria Cornejo — are just some who have signed the petition for Too Precious to Wear, the coral conservation campaign. The designers have pledged to protect and save coral reefs, which are at risk of being depleted in nature, and to publicize the campaign, which has presented the Coral Reef Conservation Act to Congress. Dawn Martin, president SeaWeb, the ocean conservation organization which launched Too Precious to Wear in 2008, said, “Corals have been used for centuries in jewelry and decorative objects. But corals can never be replicated.…But thanks to the efforts of the committed designers taking part in New York Fashion Week, we are experiencing a sea-change in the fashion industry as they are declaring that corals are indeed too precious to wear.” Designers will be handing out leaflets at their shows with information on the cause.