How to Style a Message Tee for Fashion Week

Photo: Meredith Jenks

At Fashion Week, every outfit sends a message – even if the wearer is pretending she just threw it on. The street-style peacocks are screaming “Look at me!” The black-clad publicists are groaning “I just want this to be over.” Even the chic normals are saying something along the lines of “I have excellent taste and a reasonably sized ego.”

For this New York Fashion Week, we decided to literalize the idea of making a statement by shooting the Cut’s editors in message tees. After all, in an election year like this one, it’s hard to tune out the rest of the world for the sake of fashion.

In the slideshow ahead, find eight Cut editors in the message tees they’d wear to Fashion Week. And read on below for where to follow everyone on social media — because starting right now, we’ll be documenting every last funny, fabulous, dramatic, inspiring, and ridiculous thing that goes down at the shows.