Leaving Lincoln Center: Why Designers Are Moving Their Runways

First it was Oscar de la Renta. Now it’s Vera Wang – and possibly Carolina Herrera. Yes, one by one it seems designers are opting out of Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Why? As Herrera told the New York Times, it’s all “gotten too commercial.”

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And Herrera isn’t alone: several designers have spoken out recently against Lincoln Center’s out-of-date tents, overwhelming presence of street-style celebs, and increasingly high costs. IMG Fashion (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week), however, is working to rectify the situation – promising designers revamped sound and lighting and more exclusive guests lists. But will it work, or will this be the end of Lincoln Center as we know it? Ms. Wang, it’s your move.

Read more about the changes to expect at Fashion Week this spring on Racked.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 17, 2013