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People's Revolution, the fashion PR agency made famous by its no-bullshit founder and reality TV face Kelly Cutrone, just sent out an email to press announcing that they were pulling out of a NYFW show scheduled for tomorrow morning. The short email reads:
People's Revolution is canceling our participation in the David Tlale show, Thursday September 5 9:30am in the Box at Lincoln Center as we have not been paid. Please note no one from production will be in attendance. Very Best, People's RevolutionSo what does this mean for the show?
Agencies like People's Revolution not only promote designers' shows, they also plan the seating chart, run the list, help people to their places (and make sure the right people are sitting in the right seats), assist backstage and make sure the show is timed properly and starts and ends in tandem with the music and lights, among many other things. This memo doesn't mean that the David Tlale show is cancelled, but it does mean that the fashion house's team is undoubtedly scrambling right now to make sure it can staff tomorrow's show properly.
Drama like this is a reminder of two things. One, if The City didn't teach you already, is don't mess with Kelly Cutrone. Two, New York Fashion Week shows are stratospherically expensive for designers, especially young ones like Tlale, who first showed at NYFW in September of 2012.
· David Tlale [Official Site]
· People's Revolution [Official Site]