The first New York Fashion Week was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, press director of the American fashion industry’s first promotional organization, the New York Dress Institute. But after being taken over by the CFDA in 1993, it was consolidated the citywide events known as “New York Fashion Week” by staging them in a cluster of white tents in Bryant Park. The event was branded with the trademark “7th on Sixth.”
COVID 19 disrupted the iconic events this season and we wanted to take a moment to memorialize where the event got it’s first big start in beautiful Bryant Park. Photographed by Victoria Bruno.