Totally amused by this Page Six story today:
"For a mere $80, common Web surfers got prime seats for the high-profile Max Azria show during Fashion Week. One source claims he bought tickets to the Feb. 5 show on Craigslist from someone claiming to be "from the show's set production." This online salesman then met his buyers "in the front of the tent." Our source continues, "He took us backstage and took the money from us and let us hang out where all the models were getting ready." Eventually the online shoppers were seated just four rows back, "directly behind Anna Wintour and her two assistants." The tent-crasher also claims the Craigslist hawker "did the same for eight other people." Reps for IMG, who put on the shows at Bryant Park, told Page Six, "This story sounds far-fetched. The access given to any crew person at Fashion Week doesn't allow them to walk any other person into or around the complex."
Fashionista called a handful of PR directors, all of whom confessed they'd sneaked at least one person backstage at a show - one source even claimed, "a few years ago, I took five of my friends backstage at [insert huge, glitter-engorged show here] - it was so crazy, nobody even noticed." "Yes, I have done it," admitted another source whose job routinely sends her backstage at fashion shows, "and it is not hard - just don't give them good seats once they come to the front of house!"