How is New York fashion week different than other fashion weeks?
New York is my home turf. I always feel a sense of comfort and safety there because it's what I know best. The great thing about New York is that it's very real and it's not very pretentious. That's not to say that Europe is pretentious, but it is a bit less formal than, say, Paris. I think New York gets better every year. The great thing about it is that it really develops and supports new, young talent such as Rodarte, Erin Fetherston, and Jenni Kayne and all these designers that are so brilliantly talented. I think a lot of them come to New York because they know they're going to get support there. New York is just fun and has a lot of energy, but it's extra hard for me because I always have clients in town and they're always doing something, so I'm always running between fittings and shows.
With so many events taking place, how do you plan your Fashion Week schedule?
We get something called the fashion calendar - sort of the master list of every show and every event. Then I look at what my work obligations are and there are definitely shows that I never, ever miss. That would be Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Zac Posen. In New York, a lot of my friends are designers and I really do use them a lot so it's always great to go to the show and see what they're doing.
May I call you Rachel? I usually record late night shows that I like. Your show is one of them. I was just watching it when you you read the press in The Post. I'm a none frashion, very plain, never dress up, live in the country person. A California transplant as it were. Not much into what the world has to say, but very sesitive to peoples feelings when they are being attacked. I am sorry for what was written about you. I just want you to know how I feel, and I'm sure other viewer's felt. Your work is amazing, Bravo for you. Don't let the mindless rule you. Keep your head up. Be the lady that you are. Leave the trash in the can. Best wishes. Sincerely, eb
oh to be beautiful and have someone help you to look beautiful...to die for that chance. love your show
Dearest Rachel: Been there, not with photographers, but in the work place, always remember if your being talked about, they're giving someone else a break, shake it off. I know it hurts, but God loves you, Roger loves you and many more you help daily. Your in my prayers, take care of your health, or you won't be able to take care of those who mean the most to you. You are a gift, a blessing, from God to all you come in contact with, you must come first to help others. Your in my prayers. Teensie