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Stylists can be seen hauling bags of garments down streets, and confused visitors look extra-gussied up in chic shoes carrying fabulous clutches instead of wandering in sandals and shorts.
But the biggest sign that we are leading into one of the hottest style times of the year is the celebrities who descend upon New York, partaking of an endless stream of parties, and of course, to take their spots in the coveted front rows of shows.
Sports stars such as Victor Cruz and Amaâ€™re Stoudemire hit the red carpet of theÂ 2013 Style Awards and kick-off of New York Fashion Week held at Lincoln Center on Wednesday. More low-key members of fashionâ€™s in crowd, such as supermodel-turned-beauty-business-woman Iman and her modern-day mini-me model Chanel Iman, were spotted discreetly entering and leaving Lincoln Center.
Yet, amid all this fun and upscale frivolity, serious questions have been posed about New York Fashion Weekâ€™s fairness and relevancy.