Frisky Rant: Please Shush During Fashion Shows!

First of all, let’s get one thing straight. Designers work for months on their collections, searching for inspiration, creating looks, and pouring their hard work into the clothes shown to editors and press during Fashion Week. Said shows last a total of maybe 10 minutes. It shouldn’t be hard to keep your mouth shut and just watch during that short amount of time, right?

Apparently not. On the second to last day of Fashion Week, I was patiently waiting for a specific designer’s show to begin and the women behind me were particularly chatty. Fair enough — pre-show anything goes. But once the first models started to walk down the runway, the chatter continued. And this wasn’t whispered comments I’m talking about — the women were screaming to each other in order to be heard over the loud concert-like music blaring from the speakers. They were so loud, in fact, that members of the audience in front of me were turning to glance at who would dare talk that loud.

During the entire show, there was absolutely zero pause in their conversation. How hard it is to shut your mouth and give the respect deserved for someone’s hard work and dedication? Would they have shown the same disrespect during a movie or play? I would think — well, hope — not. For shame! Hmph.