Fashion Week on the Plaza

Fashion Week moved to Lincoln Center in 2010. With the move, a spectacle began that was not possible at the previous location. The show was still inside the tent and required tickets. However, a secondary show was outside. Fashion Designers, models, the wannabes, fashion bloggers, buyers, photographers and anyone desiring to be looked at and photographed mingled outside. Many were more than willing to strike a pose.

 

Each year The New York Times photographer icon, Bill Cunningham, could be seen weaving in and out of this crowd with amazing grace and speed.  Celebrities passed through the spacious plaza followed by paparazzi, bodyguards and fans.

 

The collection depicts this outdoor show. Some pictures are posed portraits; others are scenes taken on the fly. Most of the photographs are from the Fall 2013 show. Previous years are also represented.

 

Fashion Week moved away from Lincoln Center the Fall of 2015.

 

The photographs shown are a selection of images drawn from the larger series. 

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Bill Cunningham and Model

Bill Cunningham and Model

Bill Cunningham and Friend

Bill Cunningham and Friend

Fashion Week NYC

Fashion Week NYC

Faith

Faith

Hair Up High

Hair Up High

Model and Friends

Model and Friends

Allure

Allure

Orange

Orange

Everybody Shoots

Everybody Shoots

Attached

Attached

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Pushing Through

Pushing Through

Basking

Basking

All photographs copyright  © 2020 Paul Kessel.  All rights reserved.