Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg celebrated the kick-off of Fashion Week by renaming the No.1 line subway the “Fashion Line”. The annual event has previously been held in Bryant Park and will be relocating to the Lincoln Center landmark fountain on Manhattan’s West Side. Fashion fans can ride the “Fashion Line” to the Lincoln Center to see the eight-day series of runway shows and presentations. Bloomberg opened the event on Wednesday with a small
press conference in front of Avery Fisher Hall. More than 90 designers will show
their spring collections at the tents and the mayor’s office has estimated that fashion week draws over 230,000 people and generates $770 million for the city.