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Fashion Affected Too! Designers Looking For Cheaper Runway Show Alternatives

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It seems like no one is immune to the current economic situation!

Not even fancy designers like Betsey Johnson or Carmen Marc Valvo, who have both decided independently of each other to skip the Bryant Park tents this season.

For Betsey Johnson this will be the end of a 5 season run there, while for Valvo it signals the end of a 10 year history.

Johnson's camp wouldn't comment on the designer's reasons for the decision, but Valvo admitted that they are looking for a less expensive way to unveil the Fall 2009 collection since a typical show runs up a bill of $150,000 to $200,000.

The designer is looking into an intimate cocktail party, where the 200 guests could see the collection up close off the runway, cutting expenses by nearly 50%.

The house isn't the only one to look into a smaller alternative. DKNY, Vera Wang, and J. Mendel are all considering similar off-runaway presentations, with many more designers expected to follow "suit."

[Image via WENN.]

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62 comments to “Fashion Affected Too! Designers Looking For Cheaper Runway Show Alternatives”



  1. 1

    Stick their shiz on a Butt Hammer's website?



  2. 2

    she is one strange woman.



  3. 3

    Oh hey Sweatpiece, ain't no luck involved!



  4. 4

    wow..is that woman seriously needs a makeover



  5. 5

    Re: mama of 2 – Mind if I leave something in your "Inbox"?



  6. 6

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    CHRISSY LOOKS LIKE HELL!
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  7. 7

    Uh, yeah….we're all gonna miss Betsey's Clown wear.



  8. 8

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    Sweetpiece, see Hot Monkey's comment # 78 on Knock Knock Britney-Ellen Christmas Carols.



  9. 9

    Since when is Suzanne Somers a fucking fashion expert?



  10. 10

    Re: Big Black Dick – Your good like that! You've got the magic fingers!



  11. 11

    I LOVE BETSY JOHNSON!!!!!!!!!…….SHE IS MY WOMANCRUSH!



  12. 12

    PEREZ IS AN ASS FUCKING HOMO!



  13. 13

    pooor rich people miss a party.



  14. 14

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    Sweetpiece, that creep said I was uglier then an old used condom.
    I had to take Bach Rescue Remedy to fall asleep. Bwaaaaaaahaaaaaa



  15. 15

    Re: harrybalsac – sure … ;)



  16. 16

    OK CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT RATING MY LAST COMMENT GOT AND WHY I CAN'T SEE THIS SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!



  17. 17

    Perez Hates Me ^^



  18. 18

    Morning my LG! oxox



  19. 19

    Do this people, everybody rate thumbs up on the snitch box…expecially the nasty ones. :)



  20. 20

    Re: orchidgirl – That wasn't our lovable Monkey. Just Perez.



  21. 21

    Re: harrybalsac – WE HAVE INBOXES ON HERE TOO????



  22. 22

    everyone's cutting back. if you want to savor the money and not end up broke I think we all better.



  23. 23

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – You have to click on the rating. Click + for a positive rating…- for a negitive rating and the skulls for inappropriate rating.



  24. 24

    Re: guilty of being white – I CAN'T SEE IT WTF????



  25. 25

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – I gave you a thumbs up!



  26. 26

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – lol
    i wish icould rate you and give you a + for that one!



  27. 27

    Re: guilty of being white – WHERE, I DON'T SEE ANYTHING LIKE THAT!



  28. 28

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – I don't see anything either….it seems to be a select few



  29. 29

    Who want's to smell my finger?



  30. 30

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – i am just as confused as you.



  31. 31

    OOhh she looks like ms piggy on crack…



  32. 32

    Re: mama of 2 – YOU STILL CAN'T SEE IT EITHER!!! I AM GOING TO LOG OUT AND BACK IN AGAIN!



  33. 33

    Re: harrybalsac – eeewwwwww.



  34. 34

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – i tried that.
    i will try again.



  35. 35

    Re: CutieLuLu – TRY LOGGIN OUT MABE!!!



  36. 36

    If I get banned, I will miss you all!
    Tears before the ban!
    Wink!



  37. 37

    Re: Sweetpiece says Deck the Halls! – WE CAN GET BANNED NOW! PEREZ IS A FUCKING COMMIE!!!!!!



  38. 38

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – LMAO!! DON'T WE ALL HAVE "IN BOXES"??



  39. 39

    Re: mama of 2 – YAH IT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME!!! MABE HE IS TRYING TO BAN US THE FUCKER! RATE THAT ASSCRACK!



  40. 40

    Re: THE BIGGEST BOSS OF THEM ALL – LOL I GOT IT AFTER!!! CAN YOU SEE THIS RATING THING!!!



  41. 41

    Re: Sweetpiece says Deck the Halls!
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    KISSES DARLING!!!
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    THE STEFANI THREAD FROM YESTERDAY IS FUN!!!
    LG'S GOT ONE OF HER LEONAISMS ON THERE, PAGE 2!!!
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    MUAH!!!
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  42. 42

    Re: Sweetpiece says Deck the Halls! – DON'T SAY THAT SWEETPIECE!!! BESIDES, I WILL PROBABLY BANNED AS WELL. I AM QUITE OBNOXIOUS YA' KNOW



  43. 43

    Re: THE BIGGEST BOSS OF THEM ALL – LOL….no you're not!



  44. 44

    Re: harrybalsac – JEEEEEZZZ….IF IT SMELLS LIKE MINE, I GOT MY OWN THANKS



  45. 45

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – i can't see shit either. give me good ratings all!!



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  47. 47

    Re: LG wants NUDE football! – OH MY LG! That is why I love you!
    That whole thread was brilliant!



  48. 48

    Re: LG wants NUDE football! – RE#41
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    i think our new boy toy has a new identity….
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    im not sure…but i think he is now known as InHotPursuit……



  49. 49

    Re: LettyB Can Be Imitated Not Duplicated – YES, I CAN BUT IT COMES AND GOES………I AM SURE MY DAYS ARE NUMBERED



  50. 50

    So what happens to Project Runway if there is not Bryant Park prize?



  51. 51

    i love betsey johnsons her line is awesome.



  52. 52

    Re: Sweetpiece says Deck the Halls!
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    WHAT BAN DARLING???
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    OH WELL, LG'S BEEN THINKING OF STARTING UP HER ON
    BLOG ANYWAY!!! AND ALL OF YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!
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    .



  53. 53

    Re: ShakeYourkitty – #48.
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    IF IT IS HIM, HOW TERRIBLY LAME TO CHANGE HIS AVATAR SO
    QUICKLY!!!
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    UNREPENTANT NOVICE!!!
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  54. 54

    nice site



  55. 55

    Not shocked…while waiting for Judge Judy on
    CBS to start at 3pm today, although not a fan of soaps, they have down-scaled on quality actors to some BOOTLEG actors in trainning on the show to fight the financial crunch!!!! It was like horrible acting classes all over again but instead of in that crappy Hollywoood studio it was actually on set on tv!!!! OUch!!!!!



  56. 56

    I think there's a rule against being a dumb bitch….I dunno?



  57. 57

    Way to point out the obvious, Whore!!!



  58. 58

    Aint nothing but a stupid bitch!!!]



  59. 59

    Quit Messing Around.. I know TINA TURNER when I see her.



  60. 60

    I love Betsey Johnson!
    She is amazing!



  61. 61

    i've got some "cheap runway alternatives"…
    i call it "starving college student" and it features home made screen prints on fucking thrift-store clothes.
    …screens i made in my bathroom-turned-darkroom/printing-lab, because i can't even afford the water and gas bill for a hot shower.
    recession my ass!
    try selling one of your houses or a couple of your cars for grocery money, you fucking rich bitches



  62. 62

    When did Tina Turner become white?