Walk a show day in Tory’s shoes…
Barely slept last night…I’m always excited the night before a show.
Getting ready, listening to our show soundtrack — it includes Elvis, one of my favorites — and trying to catch up on the news.
Favorite Fashion Week tradition. Breakfast with my son (now just Sawyer, since my twins are in college). It’s my inner Gemini — I love the duality of home and work. My family will all be front row at the show later.
Hair and makeup arrive along with Jen Livingston. Jen has an incredible eye and has been photographing backstage at our shows for nearly a decade.
I head downtown with my team to the venue. Best part of showing on a Sunday is that there is no traffic. This season, we’re at a new location in South Street Seaport, a historic district that has some of the oldest architecture in Manhattan. Our Fall/Winter 2019 collection is inspired by Black Mountain College, known for its unconventional approach to education and for shaping the trajectory of modern art in America.
I say hello to makeup artist Diane Kendal and hairstylist Guido Palau.
The set is looking great. Now it’s time for international interviews…
It wouldn’t be show day without Mindy. She’s taking over our Instagram — fashion, meet funny.
Michel Gaubert created an incredible soundtrack for our show. You can’t go wrong with Elvis Presley…
Backstage, first looks are lining up. Editors and buyers are starting to arrive. I love seeing my friends and family at the venue.
It’s show time!
Lunch with my design team at Indochine. It’s our tradition. I am so proud and lucky to work with them — this is my way of saying thank you.
The work isn’t over yet. Back to the office for a meeting with PR.