Ginia Bellafante is in Need of a Reality Check:
Ginia writing in today's New York Times column 'Front Row' gives Fern Mallis all of the credit for setting the fashion week show schedule but, in reality, she is at times as much the problem as the solution. Less than half of all the fashion shows and events going on this week as part of New York's Spring 2003 are being held at the 7thonsixth venues. In fact, most of the ongoing hard work in clearing times and dates for all of the shows, parties, store openings and press events associated with show week - including those at Bryant Park - are being handled by Fashion Calendar. There seems to be an epidemic of collective amnesia among many in the fashion press when it comes to crediting Fashion Calendar for their hundreds and hundreds of hours of work to clear dates and times for over 200 events going on this week.