You won't see dour signs of the recession buzz killing anyone under these tents. The mega selling force that is New York Fashion Week puts on a fresh new look at its new elegant address in Lincoln Center. Home to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet, the addition of high fashion fits just as snug as it did nestled in the Garment District's backyard at Bryant Park.
Carefully watching the parade of 87 collections at Lincoln Center alone are fashion editors, bloggers, buyers and press, all looking to see what's hot for Spring 2011. Here's a peek at some of the shows and events surrounding this season's week-long extravaganza.
By Oliver Quillia
Posted 13 Sept 2010
A model poses at the Rebecca Moses Spring 2011 fashion show presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16, 2010, in New York City.
A model walks the runway at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16, 2010, in New York City.
A model works the runway at the Naeem Khan Spring 2011 fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16 2011, in New York City.
Models present creations by Marc Jacobs during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011, in New York, Sept. 13, 2010.
Models wear fashions from the Gottex collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 15, in New York City.
Models pose for Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at SIR Stage on Sept. 15, in New York City.
A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 13, 2010, in New York City.
Models present designs from Christian Siriano, fashion reality show Project Runway's fourth season winner.
After the win on the popular BravoTV show, Siriano, the show's youngest winner, had his entire Fall 2009 collection picked up by Saks 5th Avenue. The designer also has design deals with LG Mobile, Victoria's Secret and Payless Shoesource.
Celebrities Tinsley Mortimer, Jessica Szohr and Taryn Manning attend the Jill Stuart Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on Sept. 11, 2010, in New York City.
Models pose presentation style in Lincoln Center for Verrier Spring 2011.
Now in its second year, Fashion's Night Out, is the brainchild of Vogue editor Anna Wintour who felt that stores could coax recession-wary shoppers to spend if they created unique events and excitement, especially if they were timed to coincide with New York's Fashion Week.
This year Fashion's Night Out has gone global. With events throughout the U.S. as well as in Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Athens.
Pictured: Fashion's Night Out brings out some promotional models for the Barcelona-based chain Desigual.
At DKNY on New York's East Side, Fashion's Night Out participants enjoy a party scene with a club-style DJ and an open bar.
During the fashion night out festivities, one never knows who you might see. Here an elevator door at Barney's flagship store in New York City opens to show hired help outfitted as astronauts.
Throngs of would-be shoppers trudge through crowds at Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion's Night Out event in New York City.
Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez makes his way through Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion's Night Out in New York City.
A model wearing a design for Verrier Spring 2011 at Lincoln Center.
One of several corporate-sponsored areas under the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, attendees enjoy the AOL Media Lounge.
Richie Rich's Spring 2011 show proves just as impenetrable as the designer's parties in the early 90's. Here fans of Richie Rich attempt unsuccessfully at backstage accesss.
Inside Ellen DeGeneres made her runway debut.
Alexander Wang's staff carefully eyeball the ever-important seating assignments moments before the show begins.
At one of the highly anticipated shows of the week, models walk down the runway for Alexander Wang.
A favorite with critics and celebrities, Wang has been often compared to another hot shot young designer, Marc Jacobs.
With celebrity clients such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Leighton Meester, January Jones, Tinsley Mortimer and Ivanka Trump, Jason Wu is another young designer on the rise.