While waiting to photograph the Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 2011 collection, I was quite surprised to see a band setting up right where the models normally exit the runway to the backstage area .
Not only was it unusual in my experience to see a live performance providing the musical backdrop for the models to walk to, but it also provided the models with only one exit from and entry to the runway.
Logistics out of the way, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter John Forte, best known for his work with The Fugees provided smooth beats and an extra air of excitement to the show.
Nanette also included a touching tribute to her mum who passed away a few weeks before the start of Fashion Week with photograph and a dedication, “Mom, you will forever inspire me.”
Thanks to my sponsors for being a part of making this trip possible through your generous support.