Is the Fashion Week Runway Soon to Be a Relic?

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Photo: Marcus Bleasdale

It pains us to ponder this stuff, but a piece from the Monday issue of New York — available online for your reading pleasure now — is going to go there nonetheless: "As this fall's Fashion Week hits its leggy stride, the question arises if the runway show — that hybrid of convention, opening-night party, and paparazzi scrum — is really just the SUV in the room." Production and retail schedules, copycat knockoffs, dwindling sales, and the gap between fantasy and reality — after the tents come down, it's not so pretty out there. [NYM]