NYFW is not just about the designers and the runway. It is a massive production from the celebrities in attendance, the assistants backstage prepping the models before they walk to the epic after-parties!
I have a big responsibility to my licenses. All my licenses draw from and take ideas from the runway.
I think Starbucks created a platform and, ultimately, a runway for many other companies to emulate. I suspect if we had not achieved what we have, there would have been many regional brands that would have succeeded. But I'm not sure there would have been a national brand of the scope of Starbucks.
The elitist way of looking on the runway, frankly, seems old fashioned.
I used to have this joke: 'Every hallway is a runway.'
I was sexually harassed while building Rent the Runway - propositioned, sent sexual text messages, harassed and threatened in person.
The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women.
When I modeled, I lived in Europe and worked all the time. I did runway, and that's all I did.