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Flight Tracker:
New York to London, 3,459 miles; 6.5 hours
London to Milan, 597 miles; 1 hour 45 minutes
Milan to Paris, 400 miles; 90 minutes
Paris to New York, 3,625 miles; 8.5 hours


New York Fashion Week generates almost $900 million for the greater metropolitan area — more than the U.S. Open, the New York City Marathon or the 2014 Super Bowl.

100 total shows on IMG footprint

3 weeks: The time it takes to build out NYFW show venues, with numerous crews working around the clock.

The city’s semiannual fashion weeks draw approximately 232,000 attendees to more than 500 shows, creating a total economic impact of $887 million.

New York City’s fashion industry employs more than 184,000, accounting for 5.4 percent of the city’s workforce; pays $11.6 billion in wages, and generates $1.4 billion in tax revenue annually.

308: Number of events including runway, presentations, appointments and parties on the inclusive women’s Fashion Calendar.


67 fashion shows (68 with two for Giorgio Armani); 88 presentations.

90 Percent: Hotel occupancy rate during fashion week in Milan; 95 percent between Sept. 8 and 10.

15 million euros ($16 million): Revenue generated for hotels in Milan and surrounding provinces during fashion week.

37 events.

4.3 miles: The longest distance between shows in Milan (Les Copains to Gucci).


Largest show: Chanel, with 2,600 guests. Smallest show: Noir, 35 guests

MKG Hospitality said hotel occupancy was 93.9 percent during Paris Fashion Week, Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, up 3.3 percent from Sept. 15 to 23.

1,500: Accredited media Designers from 24 countries; journalists from 50 countries.

400 million euros ($430 million): Fashion week’s economic impact on Paris, excluding sales in stores.

91 shows 46 presentations.


10.7 billion pounds ($16.3 billion) spent on fashion online in the U.K. in 2014 (expected to reach 19 billion pounds by 2019), according to Mintel, 2014.

26 billion pounds ($39.5 billion) in direct contribution to the U.K. economy (GDP) from the U.K. fashion industry, up from 21 billion pounds in 2009, according to Oxford Economics, 2014.

27 billion pounds ($41 billion) of women’s wear sales predicted for 2015, a 4 percent rise from 26 billion pounds in 2014, according to Mintel, 2015.

32,000: Number of miles driven between shows by Mercedes-Benz chauffeurs.

71 countries represented by 5,000 visitors (accredited press, buyers, bloggers, photographers and broadcast crews)

78 designers showing; 52 runway, 6 presentations, more than 150 designers in the designer showrooms, 54 different venues.