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                                          SEPTEMBER 23 - 30, 2011




THE DAILIES:  9.23■    9.24    9.25    9.26■    9.27■    9.28    9.29■    9.30  




saturday, september 24, 2011






& Healthy

Students at Artists for Humanity created a very special dress fabricated in Vitamin Water labels and bottles to celebrate Boston Fashion Week. Vitamin Water is a sponsor of The Tent at Boston Fashion Week. This masterpiece is on display in a Mandarin Oriental Boston window which can be found in the Newbury Arcade of The Shops at the Prudential Center.



Meet Bethany Van Delft. Bethany has graced many of Boston's fashion runways as a model extraordinaire over the years. Everyone knows she's funny, but what some who know her through the fashion industry might not know is that she is a comedienne on the verge of greatness, or at least a sitcom deal. She'll be sharing her model musings all through Boston Fashion Week.



A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Down The Runway


One time in Milan I went on a casting for the Giorgio Armani fall collection. I’d only walked 6 steps before one of the stylists surmised I was not right for the job. “You arr no ellll-e-gaaant,” she said in a dreamy Italian accent, “You arr lika baby gee-raaaaffa,” which apparently was fine for Emporio Armani collection. I went on to the final casting, where upon seeing Nadja Auerman, Beverly Peele and other ‘real models’ sitting on the floor, smoking cigarettes, exchanging books, I promptly decided I did not belong there. Before I could arriveder-me, I was whisked away to a dressing room, put into a body stocking, blazer, strappy 4 inch sandals, and shoved onto a runway, located right in front of the man Giorgio Armani. “Ello Behh-tany, pleasa walk for me.” I didn’t do that. I did instead herky jerk down to the end, turn, shrug my blazer off, which instantly jammed up on my clenched fists yanking the sleeves inside out, slippity slide over to Giorgio, throw my arms in the air, sleeve-covered fists and all and yell “Taaaa Daaaa!!” “Ohh, Behh-tany!” he belly laughed, “see you next year!”  My agency wasa no appy, but I know one baby gee-raaaaffa who is still pleased as Punch.



On the schedule TODAY
Check the full schedule for details!

2pm - Fashion 101 for Teens
2pm - on the Boston Fashion Trail
Accessorize Yourself at THE Chocolatier’s TABLE
featuring Sharyn & Co.
5:30pm - Everything ENAMOUR Fashion Event
6pm - Emily Muller in The Tent
7pm - The Artists’ Celebration
8pm - Mike & Ton and Michael DePaulo in The Tent
8pm - Emerging Trends 2011 presented by SYNERGY Events










The Marcel Proust Questionnaire is the perfect tool to get to know a few of Boston's fashion industry professionals. We've taken the liberty of adding a few fashion questions into the mix for fun. We'll hear from different parts of the industry each day this week.




Terri Mahn


Dana Moscardelli


J. Sybylla Smith


We encourage you to join us on Facebook, cut, paste, and post your answers to the Proust Questionnaire: The Fashion Edition!



TENT TICKETS by Popular Demand!!!


There has been an unprecedented interest in shows taking place in The Tent. The partners responsible for The Tent at Boston Fashion Week have made small batch of tickets for every show available for purchase at $30 per person. Each day the sale of tickets for shows for that day will close at 12noon or when they are sold out for that day. Once they are gone, they are gone, so get your tickets early!







Don't forget

to show your local fashion pride with official Boston Fashion Week merchandise!

The BFW store











“Having one central location will really create an opportunity

 to make this a premiere event for the city,’’ Menino said.

“This is going to be a truly professional event,

and our talent in Boston deserves that.’’

Mayor Thomas Menino quoted in The Boston Globe's

front page story by Christopher Muther on April 2, 2011 - CLICK HERE:
"Fashion Week Gets a New Look - Bringing Designers Under One Big Tent"







   boston fashion week 2011 partners


   the tent at bfw partners



mandarin oriental, boston


the shops at prudential


boston magazine


party by design




   industry partners



lisa baker associates


fashion doctors

  dana moscardelli
  mary flynn & company
  dynasty models
  maggie inc.
  model club
  fashion group international of boston


dependable cleaners

  simon malls


your beauty industry


tracy aiguier photography


daniel gagnon photography


knowlege of style creative media


   media partners



boston globe

  6one7 productions

  color magazine







school of fashion design


massachusetts college of art and design


lasell college


boston center for adult education


bay state college


fisher college


mount ida college


framingham state college






  boston public library
  crate & barrel
  hotel chocolat


newbury street league


latino professional network


future boston alliance

  design museum
  digma - design industry group of massachusetts




museum of fine arts, boston


boston ballet


la galería at villa victoria center for the arts



















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