Most people want to know how do you get to see one of these fashion shows in NYC? How do I get tickets? You have to be invited by the designer or be friends with someone who gets an invite or be Press to get tickets to the show. Otherwise it's down right impossible, although a few people have been known to talk their way in, but I wouldn't bank on that situation.
I applied last season to shoot the shows, but was turned down. You really have to have published "fashion work" to get approved, and although I had worked for a photo agency for over 9 months, I only had local stuff published in the Philly papers. Then I switched agencies and between October and today, I have had a lot of stuff published nationally and internationally. In fact just last month, in December a photo I took of Victoria Beckham at Septemeber's Fashion Week, specifically the Marc Jacobs show, was published in LOOK magazine in the UK. (Photo below: In between shows, alot of the photographers wait outside by the curb to see which celebrities will be dropped off at the stage door.)
TODAY I GOT THIS EMAIL: CONGRATULATIONS! We are happy to inform you that your application for press and industry accreditation for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 Collections, February 1st - 8th, 2008, has been approved. A schedule of shows is available on our website, www.mbfashionweek.com/newyork
. In the 3rd week of January we will send you a designer contact list to help you in securing invitations (Hmm what does that mean? aah more things to learn, you mean I have to contact the fashion designers now?.)
Details on picking up credentials, policy changes, updates and other information will be provided in subsequent emails. (I am jumping up and down with excitement, and nervous as hell at the same time. I probably will need one of my friends to walk me through one to get my bearings.
) (This pass will be going up on the wall and framed. It's really a personal accomplishment for me)