A Change In Scenery

Industry insiders weigh in on Fashion Week’s relocation to Lincoln Center

“The move has allowed IMG to reinvent and improve so many aspects of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as well as develop a stronger link to the surrounding facilities and spaces available at Lincoln Center and the neighborhood. This is the first season in what we are confident will be a long ‘run’ at Lincoln Center.”

Peter Levy
SVP and Managing Director of IMG Fashion

“We are delighted to provide Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a new home and an extraordinary array of possibilities. Over the past few years, Lincoln Center has undergone a transformation, resulting in a campus that is aesthetically spectacular as well as extremely accessible. We look forward to providing the fashion industry with one central location for activities in and around the tents. In addition, we plan to welcome consumers with a dynamic array of opportunities to engage with the art of fashion.”

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Director of Fashion, Lincoln Center

“It is the new beginning of what is surely going to be a great tradition. While Bryant Park served as a terrific location for so many years, it is always nice to see change, giving Fashion Week a fresh appeal.”

Prabal Gurung

“We are very much looking forward to moving Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to a new home at Lincoln Center, an iconic location offering a tremendous amount of opportunity for everyone involved, from designers to local businesses.”

Geoff Day
Director of Communications at
Mercedes-Benz USA

“I am always excited to go to Lincoln Center. I love the opera, the ballet, and the concerts; this September, I will feel the same thrill during Fashion Week.”

Carolina Herrera

“We think this new location will give fashion week the space to grow and flourish, and cement its reputation as a premier global event. We want to make sure the entire city reaps the benefits.”

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“For the first time in many years, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will feel like a nervous first day of school for us at The Daily.  And fittingly, my own high school just happens to be across the street!  We don’t know what to expect from Lincoln Center, but so far 2010 has been a marquee year for change and evolution. And we expect nothing less from Fashion Week. We expect it be grander, more theatrical, and more urgent. It would be actually great to see well-dressed New Yorkers going to the neighboring theatres at night, and not awe-struck tourists from Poland that used to hang around 42nd Street.”


Valentine Uhovski senior editor of The Daily Front Row shares his Upper West Side survival tips:

• The commute between the Chelsea show and the tents might actually be easier thanks to holy 10th Avenue, so make sure your driver doesn’t fool you.

• Make your reservations for Bar Boulud and Porter House NOW. Just take my word for it. The Daily also loves Kefi—it’s a nice evening Greek treat on Columbus and 84th.

• Lincoln Plaza Cinema is one of the best independent movie theaters in the country, and they usually play Oscar-bound indies months before everyone else. It’s also right across the street from all the hysteria!