NEW YORK CITY: As far as vantage points go, the Top Of The Rock is probably the most spectacular way to see Manhattan. But like anybody who has ventured to the popular tourist spot at 30 Rockefeller will tell you, the lines to indeed get to the top of said rock are long. And anybody who has visited New York – or who resides there – knows this as well as Joe Goldberg knew the everyday whereabouts of the late Guinevere Beck.
It seems strange then for Christian Siriano’s team to not trouble-shoot the waiting-in-line situation before he showed his Fall 19 collection at this very venue. Siriano would have thought he was impressing the editors and influencers with the 360-degree-views but as reported by Fashionista, the hundreds of people attending the show were left waiting for almost an hour while a handful of elevators took 15 people at a time to the top. “And that’s if you got in at all,” says journalist Tyler McCall. “Several seat-holders were sent packing before the show.”
But the chaos didn’t end there. Once at the top, it was squishy and clearly over-packed. The second row was reportedly only accessible by “climbing over or pulling out seats from the front row.” (Imagine asking Debra Messing or Coco Rocha to move while you had to stand on their chair?) It’s a shame because the collection itself wasn’t nearly so bad. “This season saw a unique mashing of futurism with dolly-like femininity,” says GRAZIA’s style editor Alissa Thomas. “Confusing but glamorous.”
Even discounting the fact the ‘runway’ literally looked like a department store floor, the main take-away from Christian Siriano Fall 19? “Sh*tshow”.