Summer may be somewhat over thanks to Labor Day weekend, (actually, the first day of fall is Wednesday, September 23rd), but the next thing to think about? New York Fashion Week.
New York Fashion Week is from September 10th-17th and everyone will be attending the numerous stylish shows happening to showcase the finest upcoming couture.
One thing a lot of people love to do is strut around Lincoln Center so they can be seen and photographed for fashion magazines and sites throughout the globe. Normally, I’m on deadline to do the same, but for one season, I decided to give it a shot.
My vintage dress is label-less, but it has a lacy black top with an aluminum skirt. It reminded me of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory.
According to Lomography.com: “Between 1962 and 1984, Andy Warhol had three different locations for his studio: the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the sixth floor of the Decker Building at 33 Union Square West, and 22 East 33rd Street.” It was where the pop artist had his artwork produced, made films, and hung out with his “superstars.”
The site adds: “The original Factory was called by its frequent visitors as the Silver Factory for its tin foil wrappings, silver paint, and also the silver balloons Warhol brought in and left floating around the ceiling. It was decorated by Warhol’s friend, Billy Name, whose apartment was decorated the same way. The Pop artist liked how it was done and asked his friend to do the same for his studio.”
The glorious sunshine made this dress seriously sparkle, causing many photographers to snap my photo.
I couldn’t find this exact dress online, but since the pleated skirt is really the star of this show, I recommend the following: Sunray Pleat Skirt from Topshop for $45, Pleated Metallic Skirt from Bloomingdale’s for $140, a Gunmetal Sequined Maxi Skirt by Venus for $64, or the Metallic Pleated Skirt by AmeriMark for $39.99.
How will you celebrate New York Fashion Week this season?