The best part of going backstage before the Fall 2012 Derek Lam fashion show is that you can see the clothes and accessories up close. The models walk so fast during the runway shows that it's easy to miss the shoes and bag not to mention the jewelry. I also love to see the fabrics and patterns while they are standing still. I didn't get to talk to Derek this time but I did overhear him mention that Chinatown is a favorite movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it for the chic period costumes and Faye Dunaway.
Another fun aspect to this particular show were the male models backstage. At first we all thought they might be walking but it turned out they were just very chic ushers who directed guests to their seats. Speaking of seats, I had a great front row seat and was able to get some great runway shots that I'll post later. But now I'm off to another show. Somebody has to do it.
Love that Derek Lam is also an Aries and uses ram hardware on his handbags.
My front row seat.
Anna Wintour being escorted to her seat.
Aerin Lauder heading to her seat.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic