The Most Memorable New York Fashion Week Moments From Years Past


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Before New York Fashion Week arrives (the event will run from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16), reminiscence over the best NYFW moments from years past.

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Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show

The singer celebrated her lingerie brand with a runway show in Brooklyn, NY in 2018. She made sure the runway felt inclusive and empowering by having curvy models and even a pregnant model (Slick Woods) on stage.JP Yim/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Lady Gaga Walks For Marc Jacobs

Over the years, the designer has invited Hollywood’s top stars to walk his runway. In 2016, Lady Gaga surprised the crowd with her catwalk debut while wearing gothic meets Victorian-era clothing.Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Kate Moss Makes Her NYFW Runway Debut

After her iconic Calvin Klein campaign, the then 16 year old made her runway debut for the brand’s Spring/Summer 1993 show. Moss would continue to model for the label and represented the waif look of the ‘90s.Images Press/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Kerby Jean-Raymond On Police Brutality

Fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond highlighted police brutality against the Black community for the Pyer Moss Spring/Summer 2016 show. His collection included blood-like stained shoes and jackets along with powerful phrases.JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Kheris Rogers Makes History

In 2017, Rogers, who was 11, made history as the youngest fashion designer to ever show a collection during New York Fashion Week. Her Flexin’ In My Complexion clothing line was created with the purpose to encourage people to love their skin. @kherispoppin

Tommy Hilfiger Teams Up With Gigi Hadid

Back in 2016, Hadid launched her first-ever fashion capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger. The experiential runway show drew a hoard of fans. The label later went on to launch more successful celebrity partnerships with the likes of Zendaya.Estrop/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Alexander McQueen’s 2000 Show

The designer made headlines at his Spring/Summer 2000 show for two reasons. One, he continued on with his event despite Hurricane Floyd’s arrival. Two, for the finale he walked out on the runway and lowered his pants to reveal the American flag.Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 Show

West’s Yeezy debut at NYFW was a highly anticipated event. The show took place on Roosevelt Island and it didn’t go off without a couple of mishaps (that included models fainting). However, everyone was completely enthralled by this spectacle. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Givenchy’s Sept. 11 Tribute

For Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2016 show, Riccardo Tisci paid tribute to Sept. 11 by having his event at Pier 26 in Tribeca. (This allowed for an unobstructed view of the Freedom Tower from every seat.) He also invited 1,200 local fans to attend the show.JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Cindy Crawford Walks For Donna Karan

Her modeling career began with Donna Karan’s Spring/Summer 1991 fashion show. Here, Crawford, then 24 years old, walked the runway for the label during NYFW for the first time. Images Press/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Miley Cyrus Debuts Her Jewelry Line

Cyrus and designer Jeremy Scott have a friendship like no other. They’re longtime buds who truly understand and accept each other’s quirks. At his Spring/Summer 2015 show, Cyrus debuted her jewelry line Dirty Hippie.Randy Brooke/WireImage/Getty Images

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