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Fashion New York Fashion Week to Return as an in-Person Event in September 2021

New York Fashion Week to Return as an in-Person Event in September 2021

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 15, 2019 Models present creations from designer Victoria Beckham during a catwalk show for the Spring/Summer 2020 collection on the third day of London Fashion Week in London on September 15, 2019. - London Fashion Week, which begins on February 19, 2021, has shifted to a virtual format amid Britain's Covid lockdown and while usual mainstays like Victoria Beckham won't be parcitipating, designers like Burberry have embraced the online show. (Photo by Niklas HALL
Models present creations from designer Victoria Beckham during a catwalk show for the spring-summer 2020 collection on the third day of London Fashion Week (Image: Niklas Hall)
By AFP
April 13, 2021
This time, Fashion Week will culminate with the Met Gala, which will be making a comeback too

New York's Fashion Week is anticipating a return to in-person runway shows in September, after two previous editions that were largely virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced on April 12.

The plan for events on September 8 to 12 depends on local restrictions linked to the ongoing health crisis, said the CFDA, which noted some designers may opt to keep their presentations online.

(Related: New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2021: The Best Street Style Looks)

The vast majority of shows held during the past two Fashion Weeks in February and last September were virtual, with just a few designers including Christian Siriano and Rebecca Minkoff strategizing to show in person.

The CFDA encouraged online presentations to avoid coronavirus-related risks.

Encouraged by New York's ongoing vaccination campaign, the CFDA's CEO, Steven Kolb, said "we look forward to a strong fashion season that celebrates the best of American fashion in both physical and digital presentation formats."

This time, Fashion Week will culminate with the Met Gala—a star-studded benefit that coincides with the Met's Costume Institute exhibit—on September 13.

(Related: Met Gala Returns With a More Intimate Version in September 2021)

The extravagant event normally held the first Monday in May will take place on a smaller scale in September 2021 before another ball the following spring.

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