In 1943, the first fashion week took place in New-York.
Until 1943, fashion was dictated from Paris and its industry followed the trends of the French capital.
In Europe, the Second World War was at its heights and the fashion industry and the media like Vogue could not go to Paris. It was in this context that a famous name in fashion, Eleanor Lambert, had the idea to organize an event in NY called « fashion week » to define the new trends and to present them to American designers.
Gradually, from one year to the next, more « fashion weeks » appeared on the scene : London in 1961 , Madrid in 1963, Hong Kong in 1968. Paris had its fashion week in 1973.
Nowdays, fashion week is celebrated everywhere, however, it is largely dominated by the « four big ones » : London is known for its edgy design, Paris famous for its « couture » , Milan, for elegance and NY is the biggest of them all for this week.
Jean-Paul Gaultier for Amy Winehouse
(The cat walk)[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQqsUWvl8bzCI385tlZzVvQrRTKhMggFtCEmE11Q6AHEMJdCjXjg]
(More cat walk) [http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyaPgpadWV5zF0-SYEuB0AFom39puVl20oRq430y483V-1dPhing]
Graduate Fashion week 2010
More College of art at the venue in 2011 (Moore College)