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Formichetti, Kamali meld fashion, entertainment, technology

September 17, 2011 |  6:00 am

Boffo, Nicola Formichetti's New York pop-up shop

At New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up Thursday, there was a lot to mull over besides the clothes and a lot to look at in addition to the many celebrities who grabbed front-row seats and headlines.

Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti's pop-up shop, for instance, which is set to remain open till Wednesday, made for an eye-popping field trip. Fashion critic Booth Moore compares it to "a mirrored fun house." It's not surprising that the man who is also a primary stylist for Lady Gaga would be expert at melding the worlds of fashion and entertainment.

Moore was also intrigued by Norma Kamali's 3-D video and by websites that allow designers to sell directly to consumers without going through store buyers as middlemen.

Norma Kamali Technology is changing the way fashion is presented and sold, as Moore explains in her examination of how technology, entertainment and fashion intersected during the shows.


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-- Susan Denley 

Top photo: the glittering view inside Nicola Formichetti's New York pop-up shop. Credit: Evan Joseph

Bottom photo: Norma Kamali, center, at the screening of the 3-D film of her spring collection. Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Norma Kamali