If Kanye was allowed to show his collection on the Paris Fashion Week runway, why shouldn't Whitney Port get the same opportunity in New York?
The reality TV star has just announced her label's first solo show at MBFW in February. Port's line, Whitney Eve, has been around since 2008, taking a turn on the Spring 2010 NYFW runway for a Tresemme-sponsored multi-designer show.
Detractors may worry that Port's alone time on the catwalk will give Milan and Paris more ammunition to strong arm New York into cutting its fashion week by a couple days next September (Port is showing on the last day of NYFW, on the 15th).
And, true: our fashion week could keep living and breathing and thriving with or without The City star, but let's not forget that Paris handed over a portion of its historic fashion week to KANYE WEST and his failure of a debut collection.
Whitney Eve isn't a groundbreaking or innovative fashion label, but its past collections have been kind of cute. And Whitney Port is a red carpet style Jedi. And I like her, because she kind of just looks like a normal girl that stumbled into the spotlight and found a way to stay in the spotlight without going on Celebrity Rehab or going out with with Leonardo DiCaprio or some other famous slimeball as tabloid-bait. Good for her for trying to do something real. I like when people try; I like when people do things.
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