ONLY IN AMERICA: Runway show tickets are still relatively scarce for consumers but a forthcoming book will give readers more of an insider’s view.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America and publisher Abrams are working together for the 2018 release of “American Runway.”
More than 500 CFDA members will share their views to give behind-the-scenes looks, relying on designers’, industry insiders’ and models’ stories about casting, sets, music and the theatricality of the runways.
Booth Moore, senior fashion editor at The Hollywood Reporter and Pret-a-Reporter.com, will write the book, which will be published in February 2018. The writer has covered her share of runway shows over the years, including an 11-year stretch during her former days as a fashion critic at the Los Angeles Times.
The book will examine the history of American runway shows going back to Eleanor Lambert’s Press Week, and it will feature all CFDA members, who played who and continue to play a key role shaping the American runway. The book will benefit the CFDA’s mission to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global economy, a CFDA spokesman said Monday.