It almost sounds like an episode of your favorite crime show, but it was NYC Mercedes- Benz Fall 2012 Fashion Week. The Fashion Week held at Lincoln Center, had its share of tragedy and mishaps. Fashion Week is over, but will not soon be forgotten.
There was a death, as Zelda Kaplan, 95 was sitting in the front row of designer Joanna Mastroianni show Wednesday when she collapsed while sitting next to Fashion Calendar publisher Ruth Finley, as they waited for the show to begin. Kaplan is best known for her nightlife, attending gallery openings, parties and clubs. She also traveled and supported international women’s rights.
There were models falling at almost every show while strutting on slippery catwalks with impossible sky-high heels that would lead anyone to take a fall. Celebrities like Rose McGowan and Christie Brinkley took a tumble during Fashion Week in the name of charity fashion during their walk at the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collections celebrity show to promote heart health awareness.
New York fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, known for his candid street photography was struck by an SUV on Wednesday while in the pursuit of fashion on the streets of New York. Though in his early 80’s, he managed to escape injury to continue taking photos outside the Reed Krakoff show.
And finally, Fashion Week would not have been complete without some nudity. A streaker ran around the Lincoln Center Courtyard on Thursday as on-lookers gathered for New York Fashion Week, wearing only a pair of pink underwear and red sneakers. Hopefully, we won’t be seeing her collections in the Fall 2012 line.