Test Your Knowledge of New York Fashion Week with this Quiz!

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What is New York Fashion Week?

Who created the modern notion of a centralized 'New York Fashion Week'?

When was the first New York Fashion Week created?

Where is the primary location for New York Fashion Week?

Who was the first wheelchair-using model to appear in a show for New York Fashion Week?

Who was the first quadruple-amputee to walk at New York Fashion Week?

What legislation was passed in 2014 regarding models under the age of 18 at New York Fashion Week?

When were the first New York Fashion Week dedicated menswear shows produced?

How is admission to shows at New York Fashion Week typically granted?

Summary

New York Fashion Week

  • New York Fashion Week is a semi-annual series of events held in Manhattan, showcasing international fashion collections to buyers, the press, and the general public.
  • It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, along with those in Paris, London, and Milan.
  • The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) created the modern notion of a centralized "New York Fashion Week" in 1993.
  • The first New York Fashion Week was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, press director of the American fashion industry's first promotional organization.
  • Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan is the primary location for New York Fashion Week.
  • In February 2014, Dr. Danielle Sheypuk became the first wheelchair-using model to appear in a show for New York Fashion Week.
  • In September 2014, Karen Crespo became the first quadruple-amputee to walk at New York Fashion Week.
  • In December 2014, a New York state court approved a settlement in a lawsuit by community activists over whether allowing the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents in Damrosch Park was a violation of the public trust doctrine.
  • In 2014, New York State passed legislation designating models under the age of 18 as child performers, restricting the hours they can perform and requiring additional documentation.
  • The first New York Fashion Week dedicated menswear shows were produced in 2015.
  • In 2016, the season ended with a number of designers either experimenting with, or planning to adopt, a "see now, buy now model".
  • Admission to shows at New York Fashion Week is typically in the form of accreditation, with specific events by invitation only.

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How much do you know about New York Fashion Week? Test your knowledge with this quiz and learn interesting facts about the semi-annual event that showcases international fashion collections to buyers, the press, and the general public. From its origins to its location, famous models who made history on the runway, and recent changes in the fashion industry, this quiz covers it all. Challenge yourself and see if you can get a perfect score!

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