A photo board shows hair and makeup styles backstage at the Creatures of the Wind Spring Summer 2014 collection on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Lisa Tolin)
NEW YORK (AP) — Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but the crowd here always likes to get a jump on things, so the stylists, editors, retailers, models and celebrities were drawn to a slew of early events, including the Style Awards at the Lincoln Center tents that serve as a hub for the next eight days.
That’s where Kate Upton was honored as the model of the year, and Zac Posen was named top designer.
Wednesday was also Elie Tahari Day, declared by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in honor of the designer’s 40th anniversary of his business in New York City, and Michael Kors was celebrated by The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Both Tahari and Kors are among the score of designers on the calendar of catwalk shows that will ultimately shape the shopping lists of consumers in six months’ time. Tahari Login to read more