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The CFDA is modernizing the official Fashion Calendar they purchased from 87-year-old Ruth Finley in July, which means it's going online-only. Fashionista reports that what was once a little pink booklet listing all the shows at New York Fashion Week and other market weeks is now going digital and behind a paywall. Only subscribers can access the calendar, and a one-year subscription is $550. A subscription for just one fashion week, however, is $150. (Previously, the print version was subscription-based as well.)
For those who subscribe, the calendar will be easily searchable, and the CFDA will add cool features in September like subway route mapping, integration with Uber, and editorial content. The CFDA will also approve each listing submitted to the calendar in order to prevent scheduling conflicts. New designers who haven't shown on the calendar before will need to apply for a slot—perhaps in attempt to control Fashion Week congestion, Fashionista notes.
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