There are some people who will do anything to get into a fashion show: Go to Lincoln Center on any given day during fashion week and you’ll see them trying (and sometimes succeeding) to talk, fake, or sneak their way into a show.
But what if there were an easier way to see designer collections before anyone else? Like, oh, shelling out a thousand buckaroos?
That’s what some sellers on Craiglist are banking on, according to reports by both the Daily Mail and BuzzFeed. Two tickets for yesterday’s Vera Wang show were listed on the site for an insane $1,600 by someone who claimed to work in the industry.
And Wang wasn’t the only show on offer. Smaller shows like Custo Barcelona and the Academy of Art show were also listed for a hefty $500 each.
Fashion show tickets, of course, are free for those who are actually invited. American Express offers gold members opportunities to purchase tickets to fashion shows in its Sky Box–but even then, tickets are under $250. Seating also matters–for $1,600, one probably would expect to be in the front row with major editors and celebs, but the ad doesn’t mention seat assignments.
BuzzFeed attempted to get in touch with the sellers to find out who they were and how they got the tickets–unsurprisingly, no one responded–so for all you wannabe frowers, it’s probably best to save your money and stick with show-crashing for now. And for those of you who work in the industry, you may want to take special note if one of your colleagues calls out sick during #NYFW and returns the next week with a brand new Prada backpack…