Backstage Fashion Week
In only one week from today we will be kicking off the Spring/Summer 2012 collection previews from the four major international fashion cities – New York, London, Milan and Paris – with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Not even Hurricane Irene could keep the crowds away. For your fashion perusal, here is a compilation of all the New York shows from the 8th to the 15th of September. After that? LONDON’S TURN! (Blog chaos, essentially.)

September 8
09AM Nicholas K, Studio |LIVE Stream|
09:30-10:30AM Porter Grey, BOX
10AM BCBGMAXAZRIA, Theater |LIVE Stream|
11AM Richard Chai, Stage |LIVE Stream|
01PM Supima, Studio |LIVE Stream|
02PM Tadashi Shoji, Stage |LIVE Stream|
02:30-3:30PM Candela, Box

September 9
09:00AM Emerson, Studio
09:30-10:30AM Electric Feathers, Box
09:30AM Project Runway, Theater
11:00AM Luca Luca, Stage |LIVE Stream|
01:00PM General Idea, Studio
02:00PM Rebecca Taylor, Stage |LIVE Stream|
02:30-03:30PM Mara Hoffman, Box
05-07PM Helen Yarmak, 730 5TH Ave, 23RD Floor
05:30PM Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, High Line’s Chelsea Market Passage, 14th St At 10th Ave
06:00PM Nicole Miller |LIVE Stream|
06:30-07:30PM Joy Cioci, Box
06:30-08:30PM Concept Korea, Avery Fisher Hall
07:00PM Cynthia Rowley, Stage |LIVE Stream|
08:00PM Academy of Art University, Theater
09:00PM Falguni & Shane Peacock, Studio

September 10
09:00AM Ruffian, Studio
10:00AM Lacoste, Theater |LIVE Stream|
10:30-11:30AM Pink Tartan, Box
11:00AM Jill Stuart, Stage |LIVE Stream|
12:00PM Son Jung Wan, Studio
02:00PM Adam, Stage
03:00PM Vivienne Tam, Theater |LIVE Stream|
03:30-04:30PM Farah Angsana, Box
04:00PM Honor, Studio
06:00PM Charlotte Ronson, Stage |LIVE Stream|
07:00-08:00PM Rafael Cennamo, Box
07:00PM Monique Lhullier, Theater |LIVE Stream|
08:00PM Eva Minge, Good Units, 356 W 58Th St
09:00PM Venexiana, Studio

September 11
10:30-11:30AM Katya Leonovich, Box
11:00AM Lela Rose, Studio
12:00PM Derek Lam, Stage |LIVE Stream|
01:00PM DKNY, 547 W 26Th St
02:00PM Tracy Reese, Studio |LIVE Stream|
02:30-03:30PM L.A.M.B., Box
04:00PM Diane Von Furstenberg, Theater |LIVE Stream|
05:00PM Jen Kao, Studio
05:00PM Y-3, 82 Mercer St
06:30-07:30PM Guishem, Box
07:00PM Custo Barcelona, Stage |LIVE Stream|
08:00PM Tommy Hilfiger, Theater |LIVE Stream|
09:00PM Timo Weiland, Studio

September 12
09:00AM Jenny Packham, Studio
09:30-10:30AM Callula Lillibelle, Box
10:00AM Carolina Herrera, Theater |LIVE Stream|
11:00AM Carlos Miele, Stage |LIVE Stream|
01:00PM Rebecca Minkoff, Studio
01:30-02:30PM Pamella Roland, Box
02:00PM Donna Karan, New York, 547 W 26Th St
03:00PM Vlov-Qingqing Wu, Stage
04:00PM Yeohlee, TBA
05:00PM Norman Ambrose, Studio
06:00PM Betsey Johnson, Theater
06:30-07:30PM Jad Ghandour, Box
07:00PM Perry Ellis, Stage |LIVE Stream|

September 13
08:30-10:00AM Michael Angel, Box
09:00AM Tory Burch, Alice Tully Hall
09:30-10:30AM J.Crew, Studio
10:00AM Badgley Mischka, Theater |LIVE Stream|
11:00AM Vera Wang, Stage |LIVE Stream|
01:00PM Diesel, Black Gold, 711 12Th Ave
01:00PM Zang Toi, Studio
01:30-03:30PM Bibhu Mohaptra, Box
02:00PM Herve Leger by Max Azria, Theater |LIVE Stream|
03:00PM Argentine Designers, Stage
06:30-07:30PM Improvd, Box
07:00PM Tibi, Stage |LIVE Stream|
08:00PM Narciso Rodriguez, Theater |LIVE Stream|
09:00PM Malan Breton, Studio

September 14
09:00-11:00AM Norma Kamali, David Rubenstein Atrium
09:30-10:30AM Rochambeau, Box
10:00AM Michael Kors, Theater
11:00AM Nanette Lepore, Stage
12:00PM Ports 1961, New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum
01:00PM J. Mendel, Studio |LIVE Stream|
01:30-02:30PM Nomia, Box
02:00PM Chado Ralph Rucci, Theater
03:00PM Milly by Michelle Smith, Stage
05:00PM Shamask, Studio
06:00PM Anna Sui, Theater |LIVE Stream|
06:30-07:30PM Juan Carlos Obando, Box
07:00PM Elie Tahari, Stage |LIVE Stream|
08:00PM B Michael America, Museum of Natural History, W79th St

September 15
10:00AM Ralph Lauren, 275 Hudson St
12:00PM Guli, Studio
12:30-01:30PM Sergio Davila, Box
02:00PM Calvin Klein Collection, 205 W 39TH ST
04:00PM Naeem Khan, Stage
05:00PM Made In Africa: By Arise Magazine, Avery Fisher Hall
06:00PM Elene Cassis, Studio
08:30PM Marc Jacobs (not officially listed on NYFW Mercedes Benz Site)

Sofia Coppola

  • Sofia Coppola got married to (Pheonix frontman) Thomas Mars! The blushing bride wore a gauzed-out lavender print wedding dress by Azzedine Alaïa and had her hair wavy and unstyled with a red lip to ice the cake. The groom wore navy and Big Daddy (Francis Ford Coppola) wore a white linen suit and pink shirt.
  • Isaac Mizrahi has announced he won’t be showing at NYFW. He let us know – via video blog – that he will be putting out a lookbook instead, joking that it sounds “more modern…for about one second. Next season we’ll be planning our fabulous Lollapalooza fashion show in 3D.”
  • Karl Lagerfeld is releasing a fragrance called….wait for it…Karleidescope. LOLZ aside, the fragrance is set to be “ultra feminine” and will include notes of violet, patchouli, angelica and freesia that are rumoured to smell different on each woman.
  • Miranda Kerr’s beauty secret? Four teaspoons of coconut oil, taken orally. Now you know. Have a brilliant time trying to locate it after a Victoria’s Secret model endorses it. ;)
  • Almost 300 Cambodian workers fell sick this week at a garment factory that produces goods for Swedish fashion brand H&M. A total of 284 employees collapsed on Tuesday and Thursday at M&V International Manufacturing Ltd in Kompong Chhnang.
  • Zac Posen is taking his show back to New York after moving to Paris a year ago to show his eponymous collection to the European audience. His Spring/Summer 2012 offering will be shown at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on September 11th. As always, the New Yorker’s diffusion line – Z Spoke by Zac Posen – will be shown in his hometown, as well.
  • Following the raging success of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is suggesting the Costume Institute’s the 2012 exhibit will revolve around Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli and will open next Spring. OH, YES.