New York Times’ Cathy Horyn Says Fashion’s Night Out Has Lost Its Purpose
With Fashion’s Night Out and the kick off of Fashion Week just 2 weeks away, New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn picked a fine time to share her opinion on the event with the world. She stated:
F.N.O. was a good idea when it began, back in the depths of the recession when stores were virtually empty. But now it’s become a party, an institutionalized kickoff to Fashion Week, and though it apparently raises money for some causes, I have to believe that the costs of security, crowd control and entertainment, not to mention the traffic headaches, outweigh the actual benefits.
Whoa! I’ll admit that FNO is a street party, but only to celebrate the industry’s top designers. And besides the madness is all a part of the fun. Horyn argues that the cons outweigh the pros for the event and it’s just something to get everyone out in stores they wouldn’t normally shop in.
Is Horyn overlooking all of the preparation it takes to put together FNO and Fashion Week alone or is she just disappointed at what she thinks FNO has become? Will you still head out and attend FNO despite Horyn’s comments?
Let us know what you think Glamazons.