Uggs? Ugh. NY Fashion Week battles the elements
Snow falls on a pedestrian as she leaves the Rag & Bone Fall 2013 fashion collection show during Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in New York. Snow began falling across the Northeast on Friday, ushering in what was predicted to be a huge, possibly historic blizzard and sending residents scurrying to stock up on food and gas up their cars. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK (AP) — Mother Nature is clearly not a fashionista.
A blizzard forced Michael Kors to arrive at New York Fashion Week's "Project Runway" show on Friday in — gasp — Uggs.
"I came in looking like Pam Anderson," he joked backstage, where the offending boots had been traded for tasteful black leather.
Marc Jacobs postponed his Monday night show until Thursday, citing delivery problems, but for the most part Fashion Week went on with the show. IMG Fashion said organizers remained in contact with city officials, including the mayor's office, about potential weather problems but had planned for an extra layer of tenting for the venue and more heat at Lincoln Center, along with crews to help with snow and ice.
Project Runway judges, from left, Zac Posen, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia greet guests before the showing of the finalists Fall 2013 collection during Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
Zac Posen said he would present his collection as usual on Sunday but he worried that out-of-town editors and retailers might not be able to make it. Other designers were considering Plan B — adding an Internet stream — to accommodate guests who couldn't make it to their shows.
Still, plenty of fashion fans wouldn't let a little snow get in the way. Baltimore college student Carmen Green arrived in a red cocktail dress and black high-heel booties.
Fashion by the finalists of "The Project Runway" fashion competition series is modeled during Fashion Week, Friday Feb. 8, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
"In this outfit, the blizzard did not deter me," she said. She did allow that she only had to cross the street from her hotel and would change into combat boots for the train ride home.