Why Oscar DLR's Cutting His NYFW Invites By Half

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Yes, fashion should be inclusive. But this more-is-more mentality that's been permeating New York Fashion Week of late has created an infamous "circus"of spectators, triggering its fair share of industry backlash. Such is the case with Oscar De La Renta. The designer, who staged two shows last year with nearly 650 guests total, will only put on one show for 350 this time around. The idea is to place an emphasis on his "professional audience" since "they shouldn’t have to go through 30,000 people, and 10,000 who are trying to take pictures of all of those people who are totally unrelated to the clothes.” He explains, “I hate to inconvenience other people, as I hope other people wouldn’t want to inconvenience me," meaning delaying the core crowd for later shows like Narciso Rodriguez's, which usually directly follows ODLR's. Aw! We appreciate Oscar's pre-planning, but what say you? Should the gang all be here? (Fashionista)

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