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How to Crash Without Even Trying: Poor Crowd Control at Downtown Venue Lands Editors at the Wrong Fashion Show

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When we arrived at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the Daniel Vosovic show, the sidewalk in front of the building was already a mess. At least a hundred people, who were supposedly all, "on the list," were stuck out there, grumbling in the cold. The producers weren't allowing anyone else in. But we had a show to cover and we weren't going to let poor crowd control stop us from doing it. So, when a questionable-looking group of young women, all claiming to be "volunteers," were let in, we blended right in with them.

Inside was nearly as chaotic, we couldn't even find the Press Check In. But since we already had our seat assignment, in the front row, no less, we decided not to worry about it. The crowd inside was bigger and trendier than what we had expected for the former Project Runway designer, but we were glad to see that he'd developed such a buzz. On our way to our seat, we passed many Fashion Week stalwarts—Kat DeLuna, André Leon Talley, Ramona Singer, Danielle Staub and J. Alexander—so we felt surprised that we'd been assigned such a good one. When we arrived there, however, Jessica Origliasso, one of the Australian twin sister pop duo, The Veronicas, was already sitting in it.

After politely insisting, to no avail, that Jessica was in our spot, and then even showing everyone our confirmed seat number on an email in our iPod, a woman with a clipboard finally told us just to take the empty seat next to the twins. So we picked up our front row-only gift bag, sat down and ended up having a lovely chat about fashion and music with the charming Aussie singers.

Then a blond woman, who looked a lot like Natasha Bedingfield, came out on the runway with a couple of musicians and started singing. We knew it couldn't actually be Natasha Bedingfield, because she was busy performing that night at the Boy Meets Girl show. At The Metropolitan Pavilion...

...Which we then remembered, had more than one entrance and event space.


As we hastily rummaged through our gift bag, searching for information about the show we were about to see, the models started coming down the runway. They were all dressed in trendy street-inspired designs, with Boy Meets Girl logos—just like the ones we'd failed to notice on our gift bag. T-shirts, stockings, leggings...they all had it. We kept trying to convince ourselves that Daniel Vosovic's Fall collection just happened to have a "Boy Meets Girl" theme, but at heart we already knew we'd screwed up.

So there we were, seated in our front row seat, surrounded by celebrities, watching the wrong show. And the lights were very bright, so there was no way we could just sneak out...

After watching designer Stacy Igel's entire Boy Meets Girl collection parade up and down the runway, we quickly exited the space and went in search of Daniel Vosovic's actual show. By the time we arrived at the correct venue—next door, it had already ended. We learned this from two other writers—who in all the chaos, had also accidentally attended the wrong show.
· All Fashion Week Coverage [Racked]
· Daniel Vosovic [Official Site]
· Boy Meets Girl [Official Site]