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EHS Insider: New York Fashion Week

Whether you are an avid follower of fashion or not, you would pretty much have to be living under a rock to not know the significance of New York Fashion Week. These “Fashion Weeks” happen twice a year in the major fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Milan, and Paris. The purpose of these fashion weeks is to give the most esteemed designers in the world a platform to showcase their upcoming collections to the public. Many designers construct their shows in hopes of attracting buyers and generating media buzz about their brand. These shows are a huge deal, representing the most elite names in the fashion world, and attracting famous and wealthy style-watchers from all around the globe. Whether or not you are interested in the actual collections, you’ve probably seen the Instagrams or blogs from your favorite celebrities, and the classic videos of famous supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner strutting down the catwalk. Attending the shows is an unforgettable experience; being one of the first to see a venerated designer’s months of hard work is incredible, and typically reserved for fashion’s VIPs, celebrities, journalists, and brand’s PR managers. However, one of our very own fellow students, Alice Maxey, was lucky enough to attend the shows in New York this past weekend.

Alice attended the Botega Venetta show last Friday, February 9. Her family friend, Thomas Maier is the creative director of the brand, which helped her and her mother score seats to one of the most sought-after shows at NYFW.

“The atmosphere of the show was intense, and the models walked a lot faster than I thought they would,” she said. While Alice sat in the second row, her mother got to sit in the front row, next to Anna Wintour, who is one of the biggest names in fashion today as the editor-in-chief of the iconic Vogue magazine. The headliners of the show were Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber, two of the most well-known names in the modeling industry. Alice also got to see one of her favorite celebrities, Julianne Moore, who was sitting front row at the show as well.

As for what she wore to one of fashion’s most prestigious events? A “vintage, green, tiered Botega Venetta dress, and embellished Botega Venetta heels.”