In case you weren't already starting to get all worked up over Fashion Week, check out this movie trailer for The Tents, directed by James Belzer with cinematographer Marcus K. Jones. Comprised of footage old and new, and interviews with fashion icons big and bigger, the documentary chronicles Bryant Park's swan song year and the stages pedestals we build to ogle fashion. As Stefano Tonchi puts it, "what we're selling is a dream, not a garment," and, indeed, the film applies a bit of a dreaminess into what could otherwise be the nightmare of heels, traffic, and models tripping. Of course, being a real-life story and all, the doc shows the gritty parts, too— like when, for instance, the lights go off in the middle of a show, or, that time a piece of plaster hit Suzy Menkes on the head. We admit it— we're getting a bit misty-eyed. Or maybe we're just itching to get back to our "utopian village where everyone wears cute shoes," .... well, almost everyone.
People tend to have this concept of what it’s like to be a model: jet-setting all over the globe (first class, of course); relaxing in a cushy hotel while people cater to your every need; being primped and polished to perfection. Then all you have to do is pose before some cameras in a gorgeous locale, draped in high-end read
If the recent themes indicate any pattern, NYC's The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Anna Wintour Costume Center themes have oscillated between the province of fashion nerds and something even your dad would get. Last year's Charles James exhibit followed the expansive Punk outing; 2011 and 2012 saw tributes read