As a regular fashion show goer, I have seen people struggle to find their place, feeling uncomfortable and not knowing the correct etiquette. That is normal, and everyone has their first time. ALSO, I have seen some rather rude guests that have behaved in a really non appropriate way (bloggers, I am looking at you). Here is a rather long list on how to act at a fashion show as a pro. Lets begin..
1. THE FRONT ROW
If you are not the designer’s number 1 buyer, press or the BFF, than your place is not in the first row. Don’t embarrass yourself by being moved. Find a seat that has no name on it, and don’t names around around. THEY WILL KNOW.
2. THE DRINKS
It’s not a cinema to sit with a beer, especially in the front row. Welcome drink? Put it where no one sees it.
3. THE DRESS UP
It’s also not a ball, nor are you a bridesmaid. Don’t overdress like it’s the event of the year.
4. TAKE IT EASY
No, you are not the most important guest. (And if yes, than pretend you don’t know about it and act accordingly) The show is about the designer working countless hours on the collection you are about to watch.
5. THE PHONE
Obviously no designer would mind some extra publicity,but give the designer some credit and watch the show. Multi task, make some quick photos and videos, and leave the instagram and facebook posts for after the show. Oh, and don’t instagram those ugly blurry photos and not 20 of them, that will not make you cooler, rather unfollowed.
6. THE CATWALK
This is one I can’t stress enough. DON’T walk on the catwalk before the show. It is cleaned and the organizers will kill you in their hearts. Just imagine those foot prints.
(FYI: sometimes the runway is covered before the show and after everyone is seated, it is removed. It is safe to walk over that, but why would you?)
The end of the catwalk is where photographers are based. Don’t even think of standing there, they are working and will hate you forever.
Anna Wintour can pull it off, but you are not her (or are you?). Everyone will look at you and think you are a bit slow in thinking.
9. POKER FACE
They are watching you and so do photographers. Keep a poker face, show appreciation and WATCH.
Don’t be late, don’t talk at the show, don’t cover the view for others while making photos, oh and silence it.
It’s not hard is it?