I've gotten over the fact that I'm not physically on the scene for the debut of MB Fashion Week at the new Lincoln Center venue. Really, I am.
I found sweet solace by watching a live stream of the Christian Siriano show with my computer hooked up to my HD flatscreen while sitting in the center of a row of strategically placed folding chairs in my loft. My chair had my name on it. I felt important. A cardboard cutout of Gwyneth Paltrow sat next to me. I complimented her shoes. I applauded like crazy when the last look left the runway. I grabbed my self-assembled goodie bag filled with mini hotel toiletries/perfume samples and headed downstairs to serve myself a post-show cocktail. It was like I was there.
Then I took my dog out to poop.
Okay, so this re-enactment may present itself as ridiculous and pathetic, but I must admit that I felt a rush watching the show live and taking in the looks at the same moment as all of the fashion movers and shakers that actually made it to Lincoln Center.
As for the collection, Christian has settled in to showing at Fashion Week with grace and confidence featuring a number of classic white separates, subdued nudes, mesmerizing metallics, a short snakeskin suit combo that was both venomous and vivacious and of course, a showstopping red evening gown that looked like the aftermath of a gang fight with a bevy of Bozo the clowns.
*Side Note - I am available to recreate Fashion Week shows in your living room, for a nominal fee.