Experience show day through Tory’s eyes, from dawn to dusk.
The alarm on my phone goes off… I’ve already been scouring headlines and Instagram stories for a while now.
In hair and makeup, listening to the music for the show. Vivaldi meets Massive attack… live.
Taking pictures with Jen Livingston for the Tory Burch Foundation’s upcoming #EmbraceAmbition campaign, launching in March.
In the car with the team on my way to the venue. It’s a beautiful raw structure under the old 59th Street Bridge that Miranda Brooks transformed with carnations laid out in a field of moss.
It’s even more beautiful than I imagined. Miranda Brooks helped create a field of carnations inspired by the drama of Pina Bausch’s Nelken, with over 14,000 carnations in two shades of pink.
Our team runs like clockwork. Every season, getting ready for the show is finely tuned. We always have our rehearsal 90 minutes before the actual show. It’s a strangely relaxing moment. Just our team, the music and the models practicing the route. This year, we have a live orchestra playing Vivaldi and Massive Attack. It’s beautiful.
The interviews backstage are always a blur, but I love getting to meet and catch up with editors from Europe and Asia, whom I haven’t seen in months.
First looks is lining up.
Toasting the team at Indochine. It’s a post-show tradition that’s over eight years strong.
Reviewing creative for upcoming campaigns. I love the ideas proposed for pop-up shops…
Phone interviews with international press who couldn’t make it to the show.
Dinner with my family. I haven’t seen them since before the show and one quick family portrait amongst the carnations after the show.