Wednesday is traditionally the “hump day” of the week, but during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week it signifies the second to last day of the runway shows. Here’s what caught my eye in and around the tents, yesterday:
First up for me was Rochambeau, in The Box. These clothes are definitely “rock star” chic, but on the right man, they come alive!
The American Express Skybox gives premium card members a chance to feel the glamour, without the lines and the “attitude” at the tents. Guests get discounts, surprises, food (sorely lacking) and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beveragesm and even the official “swag bag.”
After every show, a celebrity visits. I saw Chado Ralph Rucci and Milly up there yesterday–delightful!!! You can’t really take photos unless you have a super-fast lens, because flash would disturb people watching the runway, below (and the flash bounces back from the skybox windows) but there are also huge screens that show every detail as the models are walking below you–sort of thrilling!
Finally, a quick visit to the Porsche Lounge for a little R&R and some gorgeous leather goods to oogle. A new store will be opening in SOHO this Fall, and I hope to be there!
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