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BN New York Fashion Week Review



The economy was definitely the un-fierce elephant in the room as many fashion week attendees felt this year’s fashion week was much scaled back. A lot of the main designers decided not to show this year and if they did, guest lists were halved and venues were chosen away from the tents. Either way BN had a great time last week, here are the major highlights for us at fashion week.

Vogue/BMW Party

It comes to no surprise that the two most luxurious brands would host an amazing cocktail party. BN took the time to catch up with the fabulous  Joy Bryant and fashion week it girl Chanel Iman. Joy Bryant is currently  training to climb Mount Kilimajaro. She says her workout now includes increased elevation and she hopes to do it in the next two years. Chanel Iman is not planning to climb any physical mountains anytime soon but would still like to visit Gabon and Kenya. She has never been to Africa!

Joy Bryant at Vogue/BMW event

Joy Bryant at Vogue/BMW event

Chanel Iman in Donna Karen and YSL pumps

Chanel Iman in Donna Karen and YSL pumps

The Truth Heart Red Dress Collection

Fashion Week premiered with the The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection which brought together more than 20 of today’s hottest celebrities together on the runway in fashions created by America’s top designers for women’s heart health. The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to women. Tim Gunn hosted the show with appearances from various celebrities including Vivica Fox, Nia Long and Cicely Tyson.

Nia Long in Tracy Reese

Nia Long in Tracy Reese

BCBG Max Azria Runway Show

For Fall 2009, BCBGMAXAZRIA focuses on the future with an emphasis on the artistic and functional sensibilities of Constructivism. The collection centered around draped silhouettes and geometric shapes.

Academy of Art University Show

Too bad these fashion students will be graduating into the worst economy of their lifetime.

Georges Chakra

Chakra kept us in awe with his Victorian inspired dresses

Barbie Runway Show

The fashion idol of the past 50 years took over the tents. For this history-making occasion, over 50 designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Calvin Klein to Vera Wang created couture tributes to highlight the timelessness of fashion’s most fabulous icon. The show was divided into three thrilling acts: Barbie’s past fashions reinterpreted, Barbie’s current look as seen through the designers’ lens, and the future of fashion imagined.







Max Azria

Max Azria went where BCBG did not. For Fall 2009, Max and Lubov Azria explores the ethereal seduction of the dark side.

Alicia Keys at Max Azria


Domenico Vacca

Ports 1961

Our last show of the season and who do we see 5 rows in front of us–“The Bob,” the amazing Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. Honestly, I couldn’t focus on the collection was too much in awe about breathing the same air as her. FYI she puts on sunglasses so no one can tell by her facial expressions her reaction to the collection.

Model of the season Lakshmi

Model of the season, Lakshmi


  1. nnamani

    February 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Bella, i didnt see where you guys credited the source/photogs of the pictures!by the way since you watermark your own pictures in 100 size font size i didnt think you’d be using other sources too!just saying

    also, not only will the fashion students be graduating into a bad economy a lot of us in the non fashion world too will be
    wow..i didnt know chanel iman was that skinny!!
    love me some nia long

  2. randommer

    February 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    ooh i have that barbie swimsuit

  3. Lauretta

    March 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    love Joy Bryant’s outfit..Alicia Key’s Jacket is HAWT! I want..

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