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Cathy Horyn's Nail on the Head

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"Credit is due to Anna Wintour and her staff for organizing a large-scale runway show in the plaza of Lincoln Center on Tuesday night that, for 1,500 ticket-buying guests who paid $25 to $400 for a seat, quite accurately portrayed what the actual experience of attending Fashion Week is like on the inside: You had to wait around in the 81-degree heat for an hour and a half before the start of the show, which lasted exactly 15 minutes." [On the Runway]