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04.16.2014
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Memo Pad: Three's Company

Though it may seem like fashion week is the only game in town, today marks the convergence in New York of more than one disparate world: New York's primary...

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THREE'S COMPANY: Though it may seem like fashion week is the only game in town, today marks the convergence in New York of more than one disparate world: New York's primary vote in an all-bets-off election and, downtown, the ticker tape parade for the Giants after their win in the Super Bowl. (It's also Fat Tuesday, but odds are fashion week regulars won't indulge.)

For editors who already bemoan the stresses of bouncing between Bryant Park, Chelsea and downtown shows, will the polling site and the parade be one more stop? WWD caught up with some of them, and found more than a few multitasking. "What's important about this collection — I mean, election," began More editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour. "Oops. Well, you can use that." — Irin Carmon, Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Joanna Coles, editor in chief, Marie Claire: "I'm planning to do it all. I can't vote, as I don't yet have my citizenship [she's British], but I'm going to four Super Tuesday parties. I have a lot of British political journalist friends in town for it, so I'm planning to see them first, then drive by the victory parade, as my sons wouldn't forgive me if I didn't, and then, of course, off to see Diesel, Behnaz, Narciso and William Rast, and will wrap up with the Super Tuesday parties. We did photo shoots with both Barack [Obama} and Hillary [Clinton] in my first issue of Marie Claire, and I think they're both awesome."

Elizabeth Saltzman, international social editor, Vanity Fair: "I'll be voting — for a Democrat — at the crack of dawn. No need to juggle schedules for that, I'm jet-lagged, so it all works. I won't be attending the ticker-tape parade, but not because I don't love the Giants. I may live in London, but I'll always be a New Yorker."

Alexis Bryan, executive fashion editor, Vanity Fair: "Yes, of course I am going to vote — 8 a.m. before the Tse presentation. And I'll be voting for Obama — though if Hillary wins, I would be absolutely fine with that. No parade for me tomorrow, but I was happy to catch the last 10 minutes of the game last night after the Miss Sixty show. It was riveting!"
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