Front Entrance (6th Ave.) view of the tents at Bryant Park
Bye Bye Bryant
New York Fashion Week is just around the corner and while the excitement is building, there is a bitter sweetness to this season’s shows. Fall 2010 marks the last time Bryant Park will serve as the venue for the tents. Mayor Michael Bloomberg worked with the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and IMG Fashion (which runs the shows) for two years searching for a space that was large enough and centralized enough. Lincoln Center was the answer. Apparently, Fashion Week (which began in 1993) has outgrown the tents at the lovely park behind the library and according to IMG Fashion Senior Vice President Fern Mallis, Lincoln Center offers more room. Bryant Park is right in the heart of New York’s famous garment center and it will be a little strange to go to Lincoln Center for a fashion show rather than a ballet!