As Nordstrom vice president/direct merchandise manager Laura Janney and Tricia Smith, our executive vice president of women’s and designer apparel, emerge from the Diane von Furstenberg presentation around the corner from the much-loved designer’s landmark shop in the Meatpacking District, they’re already dropping the D word. And the V word.
“That was very different,” says Laura.
“Very,” echoes Tricia, obviously pleased.
Tricia Smith (right) holding up one of the day’s beautiful show invitations; the Gucci pocketbook is Laura Janney’s.
All images by Olivia Locher unless otherwise noted.
It’s Sunday morning, and we’ve booked ourselves into the backseat of our top Fashion Week team’s black Suburban for the day. For some appointments on the itinerary, we’re just along for the ride; for others, we’ll accompany Tricia and/or the crew inside. (No outdoor shows today, which is sort of a bummer because it’s finally pleasant instead of broiling.) On the docket: four runway shows and three presentations—models in situ; no catwalk—and hopefully, a surprise or two along the way.
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