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Eichner's Eye at New York Fashion Week

WWD photographer Steve Eichner sees it, snaps it, says it at New York Fashion week.

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WWD Collections issue 04/16/2012

FEBRUARY 14

 

11:01 a.m., Vera Wang: Discussing my love life with Marjorie Gubelmann and Mickey Boardman. I say I prefer dating to marriage. Marjorie quotes Rena Sindi: “There’s happily and there’s married and rarely do the two ever meet.” Something like that.


2:28 p.m.: Matt Damon arrives, quite orderly. Photogs form semicircle around him. He says, “I’ve never been this close to you guys,” meaning the paparazzi that stalk him to death. This is his first fashion show.


10:34 p.m., Miu Miu Party: Kate Mara and Mia Wasikowska doing a photo op and having fun posing, suddenly a random pr person jumps in and breaks it up. These girls are enjoying posing—why do these pr people feel they have to control everything? I rarely get candid party shots anymore bc of this.


12:08 a.m., Back at the office:
Photo team leaves me a cupcake and a nice Val Day note.


1:07 a.m.: At hotel, see the pdf of WWD—my Matt Damon pic made it full-page as a Style cover!!

FEBRUARY 15

 

2:24 p.m.: Heard Olsen Twins are coming. I tell Lisa Marsh how a few seasons ago I went to shoot their collection The Row… I felt two hands on my left shoulder then two hands on my right. It was Mary-Kate and Ashley, one on each side, leaning on me and looking at the display on my camera to make sure they liked the images I was making… A highlight of my career!


9:44 p.m.:
Nicki Minaj poses with Lauder’s John Demsey, he produces a promotional lipstick from his pocket and she slathers it on... Very hot shot.


9:50 p.m.:
Emma Snowdon-Jones wears a low—VERY low—cut dress. I ask her to lean forward. She’s pouring out... I egg her on more and more, the photogs are cracking up… she realizes and asks me “Do you just want me to take my top off??” and fakes taking it off… thought she would have.

FEBRUARY 16

 

1:52 p.m., Calvin Klein: WWD edit team hyped up for Rooney Mara. Pressure is on—I’m the only photog from our team allowed backstage—hope my camera works. I get her with Emma Stone!


9:09 p.m., Guns N’ Roses Fashion Week Finale Party:
Total Spinal Tap moment. Trying to get in with Anushka at the Maritime hotel and Hiro. Back hallways and tunnels, in elevator that opens to brick wall… Hello Cleveland!!! Rock ’n’ Roll!!!


12:05 a.m.:
Finally GnR comes on—they’re rocking! I’m jammed up front, two inches away from the guitar player... Axl sings in my face, great photo!!! Then this crazy girl decides to try to seduce Axl... she takes her bra off, balls it up and throws it at him, he doesn’t even notice… she turns her attention to me and we dance the nite away!!!

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