Fashion News Alert: NYFW’s New Venue, “Making the Cut’s” Second Season, and Mugler Retrospective to Debut at the Louvre

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New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has a new home. For the first time ever, NYFW will have fashion shows and presentations on Fifth Avenue.  The Fifth Avenue Association has provided a new three-story venue that will house several shows and presentations for the upcoming spring 2022 runway season.

The new location is 608 Fifth Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets, conveniently across the street from Saks Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. The venue will house a runway and presentation space, boasting state-of-the-art lighting, staging, and sound. 

“This September’s New York Fashion Week promises to amplify the immense creativity of the American fashion industry,” explained Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, as reported in the “New York City is not only an evergreen inspiration to our talented designers but also the ideal setting for the week. CFDA welcomes Fifth Avenue, with its storied history of providing a home to so many iconic fashion brands, to NYFW.”

“We are thrilled to welcome New York Fashion Week to Fifth Avenue as we celebrate and support one of the largest revenue-generating events for the fashion industry—and what better place than on Fifth Avenue, the heart of global fashion and luxury shopping,”  said Jerome Barth, Fifth Avenue Association’s president, detailed in “We look forward to being home to emerging designers and top talent this year and beyond.”

NYFW: The Shows spring 2022 season will take place in New York City September 8 through September 12.

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“Making the Cut” is back

Making the Cut” returns on Friday, July 16 for its second season on Amazon Prime hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. Season 2 will have new judges, Winnie Harlow and Jeremy Scott.

Season 2 will include fashion designers from India, France, Poland, Colombia, the UK, Australia. and the US. The new season was shot in September of 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic with production concluded around the third week of October 2020. The season was filmed in Malibu, California.

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Thierry Mugler comes to the Louvre

Though Thierry Mugler actively retired from his brand in 2002, his brand MUGLER continues. It has been announced that the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) of the Louvre will host the Mugler exhibition, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, in September. The exhibition will highlight and examine Thierry Mugler’s multidisciplinary talents, and ideas that influenced fashion, photography, video music culture, perfumery, and gay rights. 

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime will be staged inside the newly renovated Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman Fashion Galleries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The exhibit was initiated, produced, and circulated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) in 2019. 

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime will showcase ready-to-wear collections and haute couture silhouettes as well as stage costumes, photographs and unpublished archives dating from 1973 to 2014. The exhibit was curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot.

The exhibit will be displayed on two floors at the MAD of the Louvre and will be open from September 30, 2021 to April 24, 2022.

—William S. Gooch

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