I just watched this DVD, which is new to the library, about the tents at Bryant Park that housed the twice yearly New York Fashion Weeks. (The runway shows have now outgrown Bryant Park and are now held at the swankier Lincoln Centre). This interesting documentary chronicles how New York’s fashion designers came to be showing their collections in the park, in tents. The movie gives an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the superficial glamour of fashion week and talks a bit about the big business of the designer clothing industry. It interviews the real people who work planning and organising the shows and week - the people you’d never know were there! Ultimately its about the growth, success and influence of New York Fashion Week.
The Tents is definite must for die-hard fashion history fans.