The Y-3 show, a marriage between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, is all about the front row, and nobody pretends otherwise. But when we got to Pier 40 and saw how scaled down the show was in comparison to the last time Y-3 showed there, we had a feeling it might be different this time. We were right: Tyson Beckford, who we saw minutes earlier on the side of a bus for Make Me a Supermodel, was surrounded by photographers as if he was Brad Pitt. Veronica Webb was being treated like she was Veronica Lodge (read: unreal). We were seated behind the "celebrity" section, only to be accosted by a fierce semi-circle of photogs flashing their hearts out over some "celebrity" we didn't even recognize (indeed, the post-show tip sheet confirms the best celebrities other than Kanye, who slipped in a few minutes before the show's start, were Kim Kardashian, Rufus Wainwright and somebody named Ricky Jackson). The video at left is of the nonstop flashes our unknown man induced (it suddenly occurred to us today that celebrities must lose their vision at a much younger age than the rest of us), so you can just imagine what it's like when JLo shows up. PS This was the second show to include actual little kids on the runway - the models really are getting younger and younger these days.
The Y-3 show, a marriage between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, is all about the front row, and nobody pretends otherwise. But when we got to Pier 40 and