Last week was Fashion Week in New York. This is when the world's designers come into Manhattan and show their next season's clothes. There are several fashion shows every day and night, parties you can't imagine, celebrities, models, paparazzi, limousines, you name it. It's a whirlwind week for designers, buyers, fashion editors and publishers, as well as for the city itself—fashionable restaurants, bars and clubs are even more fashionable that week. For quite a few years in the late '80s and early '90s I was part of it, actually receiving invitations to shows, such as Betsey Johnson's show illustrated above. I found this invitation yesterday as I was rummaging around in the attic. I still wear the T-shirt I received as a memento of the show, and if you had asked how old it was I probably would never have guessed 20 years. It's black and still looks like it did 20 years ago. If I could only say the same thing!
• For the Wiki on Fashion Weeks in general, click here.
• For the Wiki on New York's Fashion Week, click here.