Fashion Week unofficially kicked off last night in a small screening room at Norwood packed with Vogue-ettes, socialites, Rachel & Rodger & Brad, Lorenzo, Nathalie Rykiel, Jack, Lazaro, Leighton Meester, Patrick McMullan and the Trainas. Sundance Channel screened the first episode of The Day Before, the documentary style show that follows designers for the thirty-six mad hours leading up to their runway show. It was, as past fashion documentaries have proven, hilarious, stressful and fun to watch - there's even a bit with a dog. Before the screening Jack swore, "We never fight," with a twinkle in his eye. Lazaro jumped in to clarify, "In the end, if he sees a black collection and I see white, it'll be gray."
"It's almost like when we bicker, the ending is better," Jack agreed. I asked them how they felt about the accessibility of the fashion industry compared to when we were kids and Lazaro said, "Yeah I mean when we were little there was like Style With Elsa Klensch on CNN Saturday mornings and now...I mean I think it's great it's on the internet for everyone to see, though then it does get knocked off faster." Jack agreed, "There used to be two different markets, the designer customer and the contemporary customer, but now the contemporary is so much more aware of the designer." Getting knocked off must be the most frustrating thing in the whole world. "You just have to work really hard not to be knock-offable," agreed Lazaro, "because it really sucks to not make any money." So there you have it. Tune into Sundance tonight for the premiere, it's definitely worth watching.