Big designers head to NYC for Fashion Week

February 10, 2012 2:06:03 PM PST
Fashion week is in full swing, and all eyes are on Lincoln Center to catch what's in fashion's future. But it's also a chance to catch up on 50 years of America's most influential designers.

It was the coming together of two industry icons in a space filled with pieces from those who are considered royalty in the world of fashion.

"Even today I'm still learning and still i am enthusiastic as what I do and as curious as what I do. The day I have said, I have learned everything, that's the day I should stop working," said Oscar De La Renta.

This unique exhibit inside the museum at FIT, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

It features roughly 100 garments and accessories.

The title of the show and the accompanying coffee table book impact council president Diane Von Furstenberg.

"It's about impact, it's about pragmatism but it's also about design at the same time but design that represents life," she said.

This entire process, both the pulling together of this exhibit and the book, was largely driven by the designers themselves, which plays a subtle yet vital role in the way you see things.

From grand ball gowns to more causal looks both the show and the book take you on a journey.

Donna Karen says her pieces over the years have been specifically designed for woman on the go.

"I start my day with yoga, that's where the body suit comes from, then take a scarf and wrap it around me and I am ready to get on a place and go out depending on the jewelry," she said.

The show runs until April 17th and really taps into the heart and soul of our city.

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