Red Carpets Replaced by Fashion Week?

The Writer's Strike has hit The Daily Show, Gossip Girl, and 30 Rock - now it threatens to take away red carpets. Because of the complications of wr
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The Writer's Strike has hit The Daily Show, Gossip Girl, and 30 Rock - now it threatens to take away red carpets. Because of the complications of wr
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The Writer's Strike has hit The Daily Show, Gossip Girl, and 30 Rock - now it threatens to take away red carpets. Because of the complications of writing the Oscars and Golden Globes, both events are threatening to be smaller, shorter, and maybe devoid of the fashion parade that opens each night. But though some designers will panic at the prospect (like Allen Schwartz at A.B.S., whose entire business depends on knocking off celebrity gowns), an awards season without red carpets could open the celebrity floodgates somewhere else: New York Fashion Week. It's a known fact that some starlets need red carpet publicity as much as movies (or maybe more) to fund their lifestyles. Scarlett Johansson is a great actress, but she's made more ads than films at this point - ads built on her fashion reputation, not her IMDB roster. Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Joy Bryant, Emmy Rossum, Rihanna, and even Camilla Belle are dependent on fashion coverage to maintain their careers, while Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, and Anne Hathaway have branded themselves as smart and cool because of their outfits and magazine covers. If red carpets disappear in February, maybe front rows will afford these stars - who usually don't come to Fashion Week - their big opportunity to score face time in InStyle. Of course, an influx of in-demand celebrities will make fashion shows start later, and turn seating situations into minor soap operas, but that's what caffeine and expense accounts are for...