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06th Sep 2012

New York Fashion Week Kicks Off with Award for Oscar

Fashion Week season kicked off in style last night in New York. Check out what's happened so far and what there is to look forward to.

Let the Fashion Week frenzy commence!

New York’s fashion finest came out in force last night to see master couturier Oscar de la Renta collect a lifetime achievement award from the Couture Council, officially kicking off the celeb filled extravaganza that is New York Fashion Week. De la Renta first shot to fame in the 1960s when he began dressing first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and since then has garnered a huge following of noteworthy fans including Anna Wintour, Sarah-Jessica Parker and Diane von Furstenberg.

SJP and Oscar de la Renta in New York last night where the designer recieved a Couture Council award

So what else is in store this fashion week? We’re eagerly anticipating Katie Holmes’ first runway show scheduled for September 12th  followed by Lady Gaga’s takeover of the Guggenheim to launch her first ever perfume Fame on the 13th.

Katie Holmes will show off her designer credentials for the first time this week

Oh and we’re also DYING to see the members of the public who actually forked out a $450 donation for a FROW seat at the Whitney Eve show.

Fashion fans will pay $450 a head to see Whitney Port’s latest collection

Each day we’ll be bringing you the latest fashion week gossip, the trends you need to know about and the lowdown on the shows that went down a storm.