The Times Debates Bryant Park; MADE Opens in Paris

Photo: Marie Claire

• The Times wonders if Bryant Park was a better location for Fashion Week. [NYT]

• Iris Apfel won't be at this season's shows because she's preoccupied with her HSN jewelry line. She told Page Six: "I have to go and peddle a few things." [Page Six/NYP]

• Meanwhile, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is spending Fashion Week as a intern for GQ. [GQ]

• Blake Lively covers the October issue of Marie Claire U.K., and inside, she says, "When I was a child I probably should have been medicated about my obsession with the Spice Girls. I had the Buffalo shoes, a customised Baby Spice necklace — when I say custom made it was made out of plastic from the local mall — and a union jack dress." [JustJared]

• MADE is opening a Paris branch. [WSJ]