Ã¢Â€ÂœKate! Kate! Kate! Over here! Kate!Ã¢Â€Â
There was a mob of photographersÃ¢Â€Â”unlike any IÃ¢Â€Â™ve seen all weekÃ¢Â€Â”surrounding the sidewalk at Calvin Klein yesterday, and they were screaming my name.
Of course they werenÃ¢Â€Â™t shouting for me; they were shouting for Kate Bosworth.
We both happened to arrive at the exact same time, and when I hopped out of the cab, I was engulfed in a sea of puffy photographers' coats.
The next thing I knew, ladies in black were hurrying me into a building. When I got inside, I realized I had somehow become entangled in Kate BosworthÃ¢Â€Â™s entourage, and the four of us were being led backstage.
I saw models, makeup and hair, and quickly decided that I needed to get back to the front of the house before I was found out.
So I scurried out a side door and ended up on the runway. Phew! I plopped down in my seat and watched the rest of the guests trickle in.
Bill Cunningham sat in front of me, and the woman next to me exclaimed, Ã¢Â€ÂœBill! I saw you the other day on your bike. How do you do it? How do you get around on your bike with all the ice on ground?Ã¢Â€Â He turned around and chuckled, Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™d be nowhere without that bike!Ã¢Â€Â (Note to self: Need to exercise. If Bill can do it, so can I!)
The show started 40 minutes late. As anticipated, Francisco Costa showed us minimalist designs for fall; shades of black, gray and white dominate the collection, with a little cobalt blue thrown into the mix. There were a lot of shifts and some killer boots.
Jac opened the show; Sigrid closes. And seeing Kristen McMenamy walk was the highlight of my fashion week life. When her long, silver hair turned the corner, someone gasped, Ã¢Â€ÂœIs that Kristen?Ã¢Â€Â
The collection was simple, sexy and signature Costa.
I left the show, struggling through the herd of photographers, and stopped at the corner of the street. I look to my left: oncoming traffic. Then I look right: Carine Roitfeld is standing beside me. I watch her pose for a picture and cross the street.
Sorry Kristen, Carine just trumped you.