Fashion Week: 6 Fun Facts You Should Know!

Fashion Week: 6 Fun Facts You Should Know!
In honor of New York Fashion Week we thought it would be fun to share 6 fun facts about this major week of style that every fashionista ought to know…
  1. It was Press Week. Fashion Week was originally called “Press Week” since it was when designers showed off their newest fashions to journalists.
  2. The Big Four. Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, then it heads to London, Milan, and finally Paris (in that order). These cities are known as “The Big Four” in the fashion world.
  3. Fashion Week didn’t start in Paris. Believe it or not, Fashion Week originated in New York City. The first Fashion Week took place the early 1940s.
  4. It happens twice a year. Fashion Week occurs twice a year: Once in the spring and once in the fall. Spring shows feature the upcoming fall fashions, while fall shows reveal what’s in store for the following spring.
  5. Shows are not slow. The average fashion show is only about 10 minutes long!
  6. You cannot buy tickets to Fashion Week. Aside from a handful of shows, in most cases you cannot buy a ticket to Fashion Week. Typically only industry professionals such as stylists, buyers, high-profile bloggers, editors, and journalists are invited.
What do you want to know about Fashion Week? Let us know below or tweet us your question with the hashtag #LCNYFW and we will do our best to answer you!
For all of our Fashion Week updates, click here!
XO Team LC
Photo: Alex Gariano for LaurenConrad.com
Categories: Fashion Week
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  • Amanda Kretchmer

    Thanks for the info! It’s great how you keep us up to date with what’s going on at Fashion Week =)

  • Martin M

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  • Rachel Trampel

    OH some of my favorite places :) I didn’t know the shows were that short! Oh my! I’ve been to my local fashion show week in Minneaoplis, but would love to someday go to NYFW or London… hmmmm. I’ve seen some great tips on fashion blogs about how to contact different designers and see if they can cover the event!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    very interesting! i’ve never been to a “”real”” fashion show so this is interesting to learn :)
    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2013/02/shopping-list-polka-dots-stripes.html

  • Kellie Norton

    And they never start on time.. usually 20 minutes late from my PR experience :-)

    -Kellie

  • Nathalie Bangoy

    Oh it’s twice a year and it happens in 4 cities! Thanks for the info, I feel like every week is Fashion Week! I was a little confused! ha!

  • Lily P.

    I find it a little bit unfair,I mean they could just allow some people to enter the shows with an invitation from a competition or something..
    Anyway,hope that someday I will be able to go to NYFW :)
    xo Lily

    http://alltimeclas-chic.blogspot.gr/

  • Rachel Elkins

    I didn’t know that they were only about 10 minutes long! Woah!

  • Amanda Chan

    My biggest dream is to make it in the industry & go to fashion week :)

  • Leanne

    I wouldn’t mind getting invited! One can dream!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Deanne Castro

    I hope to go there sometime soon! Maybe the fall!

    For more inspiration on fashion and beauty please check out my blog: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/ Today’s post: John Frieda’s New Luxurious Volume Collection

    Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @MyFashAvenue

    xo
    Deanne

  • Ashley

    Going to Fashion Week would be quite the experience! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • My Style Diary

    Love this post! I would love to go to fashion week one day :)

    http://mystylediaryblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • Kimberly

    One day!

    Blog: sequinsstuds.com
    Twitter: @KiimberlyMC
    Instagram: @kimbebe

  • HistoryBeauty

    Thanks for the fun facts!

    Check out my beauty channel and blog!!
    http://www.youtube.com/Historybeauty

    http://historybeauty.blogspot.com

  • hooleywithaz

    i love this. some industry fun facts would be a cool ongoing thing, like on photo shoots, magazine layouts, etc.
    http://hooleywithaz.com

  • Paulina Mo

    Great facts, some of which I didn’t know! I watched a documentary where fashion week took place all over the city and at one point journalists couldn’t attend all of them because of traffic or because they were all spread out until they created the tents at Bryant park. I DREAM of going to fashion week one day *sigh* If I ever get invited I would feel like I’ve made it as a blogger :)

    ~Pau
    my style blog: http://www.lilbitsofchic.com

  • Taanjaa

    I wish i could be at all the shows for Fashion Week!!

    http://tanjaslookbook.blogspot.com/

  • sarah lawrence

    Awesome facts! I will be at fashion week one day!

    http://www.sarahmarieblondielove.com/

  • Shellz

    wow interesting facts! i love fashion week!

    http://www.shellzdoll.com/
    INSTAGRAM:shellzbebe

  • Stephanie A

    very interesting. Never knew it all started in NYC! I wish i could go to a Fashion Week. Must be amazing to see all those shows!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  • lelia

    very interesting…..could you tell us more fun facts about fashion(in general)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  • Hayley Moore

    I hope one day I can be invited to Fashion Week! Favorite part of fall and spring!

    fashionbyhayley.blogspot.com
    youtube.com/fashionbyhayley

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Vacca

    Check out A Fashionista Like Me’s posts on behind the scenes during NYFW! http://www.afashionistalikeme.blogspot.com

  • Kirsty Moo

    If you are a new buyer, how would you go about getting invited to see the fashion shows?

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