But, it was a melding of worlds off the runway that really made this show a stand-out among all the others happening during Fashion Week on the other side of the world, made possible only by the new location. Which begs the question: How symbiotic are the fashion and entertainment industries these days? (It could be argued the fashion show at NYFW
with the biggest buzz was Kanye West's – and, it wasn’t because of the clothes.) And, if celebrity attendees are what it takes to make a show relevant these days, is L.A. poised to be the next big center for fashion?
In an era when celebrities generate press better than anyone, perhaps it was a
smart move on Ford's part. But, did the stars in attendance overshadow the clothing? Perhaps — but in this day and age, celebrity helps sell designer brands just as much as the other way around. Regardless, it was a major moment for Los Angeles, and one that suggests there could be potential for our city to join the Fashion Week big leagues in the not-so-distant future. "This opens up a whole new world for fashion in L.A.," industry veteran Amber Valletta told us. "This is big time!" We couldn’t agree more.