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Watch: Was Kendall Jenner Fashion Week’s Biggest Publicity Stunt? [theFashionDish]

Who can forget Kendall Jenner's now notorious breast-baring runway debut at the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week?

This season, the 18-year-old Kardashian family member emerged as fashion's breakout star, but was her success predicated on her modeling potential or her publicity-generating celebrity? We put the question to our six panelists over dinner while filming theFashionDish, a new original series from tFS:

"I ran into her in the middle of Fashion Week, and she had not yet been booked," said celebrity stylist June Ambrose. "She found out about Marc Jacobs the morning of."

Watch the rest of the conversation in the video above. 

Image: IMAXtree

Image: IMAXtree

The debut installment of theFashionDish brings six fashion industry experts for dinner and a roundtable discussion recapping New York Fashion Week. In the coming weeks, we'll be bringing you lots of short clips and a full 30-minute episode drawn from the rowdy, hilarious and informative conversation that ensued. 

About our panelists:

  • June Ambrose, a leading celebrity stylist whose clients include Jay ZMissy Elliot and Zoe Saldana.
  • Laurie Brookins, a veteran fashion journalist who has interviewed designers like Tom FordFrida Giannini and Alber Elbaz. Brookins was also theFashionSpot's social ambassador this Fashion Week.
  • Katie Cassidy, the star of The CW's Arrow and co-founder of the fashion blogTomboyKC.
  • Jaclyn Jones, Senior Womenswear Editor at WGSN, a leading trend forecasting firm.
  • Chiun-Kai "Chunky" Shih, fashion photographer, Condé Nast creative director and the creator of Hipstamatic's 'Chunky' lens.
  • Robert Verdi, a celebrity stylist (best known for his work with Eva Longoria), television personality and lifestyle expert.

Julie Bensman, theFashionSpot's editor-at-large, moderated the discussion, which was filmed at The Lion in New York City. 

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