The subject of celebrities at New York Fashion Week is a little bit odd. Most of them are paid to be there by a designer whose show they’re attending or a brand or product that they represent, which means that many of them are wearing and carrying clothes from that designer in what can be a fairly transparent marketing scheme. The whole point of a fashion show is marketing the new collection, though, so I can’t gripe too much. And no matter how a bag got into a celebrity’s hands, I always enjoy seeing what they carry.
And then there’s the models. They’re also paid to show up, of course, but they’re generally not bedecked in the duds of any particular designer. Instead, they’re carrying something that, more often than not, perfectly punctuates their “model off duty” look and makes us all wonder why we can’t figure out how to dress like that in our downtime. (Because we’re not models, probably.) It’s an interesting contrast, and one that we’ll explore fully in the slideshow below.