Jessica White’s face is splashed on Maybelline ads for New York Fashion Week, but on day one (September 8) of the runway extravaganza the model took a break from posing duties to hit the BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2012 show.
White packed the front row in a purple BCBG maxi dress to view the desirable dresses that featured color block detail, tribal patters, strong collars and cut-out shoulders. “I love BCBG because you can have clothes that aren’t necessarily formfitting, but they’re still sexy like the dress I’m wearing,” she said.
Although she was a spectator at this show, White still remembers being on the other side of the runway. “As crazy as it sounds it is a extremely stressful time, but there’s something intriguing about running around from fitting to fitting or show to show and just watching,” she said. “This is something people don’t understand: it’s a year-long process that leads up to the designer and the model getting into their look and the makeup and actually getting on the runway and seeing what comes from a piece of paper, a drawing, a sketch, actually seeing it come to life. You know, that’s art!”
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