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Report from the Front Lines: Even Fashion People Take the Subway!

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Leigh Lezark travels by skateboard

All week people have been lamenting about the commute between Milk Studios and Lincoln Center—How will we catch a cab? Do we take the train (hey, even Madonna does)? So while we were enjoying the lovely 28-look Costello Tagliapietra show (and the boho-chic AirDye cross-body tote gifts) at Milk Studios on Friday afternoon, we thought we'd ask the fashion notables on hand about their transportation strategies.

We have to admit, we expected much scoffing at the notion of public transport, but, to our surprise, almost everyone we spoke with were on Team Subway. Even Kate Lanphear who did preface her statement saying, "I'm lucky enough to have a driver," but affirming that she would definitely take the subway otherwise. (At first we were intimidated by her blinding fabulousness, but she was very disarming and gracious in answering our intrusive-ish questions.)

André Leon Talley said that he goes by "yellow cab, always yellow cab," but would take the subway if he had to—though we were kind of surprised that he didn't have a driver (what's up with that, Conde Nast?).

Former Project Runway contestant and now Logo correspondent Jack Mackenroth said "I'm a true New Yorker, I take the subway." Hallelujah to that.

Leigh Lezark (in a sexy moto-jacket and platforms looking like a Lisbeth Salander/supermodel hybrid) at first wasn't sure how she was even getting home from Milk and had to ask a friend. After some thought, she was also pro-subway, but then gave a more inspired alternative—"my skateboard".

The suggestion of the M11 bus, which is right outside the door of Milk and a straight shot up to the tents (albeit a slow straight shot), was met with blank stares and some "I never take the bus" type answers. We spoke with model Ataui Deng (who, incidentally, was with boyfriend and February Fashion Week Street Scene model, Kortney) outside Milk as people were filing out. She was looking for a cab at that very moment and wouldn't even consider taking the train.
· Kortney on St. Mark's Place [Racked]
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