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04.23.2014
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Between a two-day taxi strike to kick off fashion week and the now-mythic two-hour delay for the start of the Marc Jacobs show, the bloggers had plenty to discuss during this New York season.

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Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley Mortimer

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DIARY OF A DOT-COM FASHIONISTA: Between a two-day taxi strike to kick off fashion week and the now-mythic two-hour delay for the start of the Marc Jacobs show, the bloggers had plenty to discuss during this New York season. Since more of the online community had access to the shows than ever before, more off-the-cuff commentary was provided on the clothes, the people and the bubbly after parties. From the models who guest blogged for magazines such as Glamour and Elle to dot-com veterans such as the Fug Girls, and a few establishment fashion critics writing for their newspapers' Web sites, here are excerpts from the past week.
On Marc Jacobs, before, during and after the runway show:

Cathy Horyn, on her blog for The New York Times: "I'm sitting at Les Halles, having a burger with my son, and I'm hearing via the grapevine that the Marc Jacobs show, which was delayed until 10 p.m., has now been moved to 11 p.m. Is he going to serve breakfast? Several editors here at the restaurant, by chance. Stay tuned...."

"I see people were up before the birds to have a whack at the Marc Jacobs show. Such a delicious debate, I might add. (And 'rules' about length and quality of comment on the blog? Horrors! Let's build another prison.) About four minutes into the Jacobs show, after seeing the finale line and then the first of the cutaway dresses in bugle-beaded black silk or jersey over lingerie, I felt he had definitely done something different. All the time I say to young designers, 'Give me a new contemporary version of sexiness. Show me something other than a sweetheart neckline, a corseted waist and an Alaïa homage.'"

Robin Givhan, on her blog for The Washington Post: "The show was called for 9 p.m. It began at 11:05. Mr. Jacobs offered no explanation. He left that to his publicists, who said that he was waiting for clothes to arrive. (As if someone woke him up Monday morning and startled him with the news that he had to prepare a spring collection. Hate it when that happens.) Before the show began, Mr. Jacobs did not apologize for keeping people waiting. He had invited people to come see his show. He wants them to treat him and his work with respect and yet, the delay apparently did not call for an apology. Would it have killed him to send an intern to Kinko's to make copies of a note of apology to place on each seat? Would that somehow have lessened his reputation as the arty, cool kid who doesn't give a shake?"
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