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Watch: Runway Shows or Presentations? TheFashionDish Weighs In

On the final evening of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, we brought together seven fashion industry experts for dinner, drinks and raucous conversation for our second season of theFashionDish

In an interview with Suzy Menkes earlier this year, Anna Wintour stated that “an interesting creative presentation is just as effective as a fashion show.” We ask our Dishers if designers should consider eschewing the runways in favor of a more intimate, personal presentation. In support of the runways, Phillip Bloch states that “there’s nothing like flowing chiffon,” while Robert Verdi likes to see the details of a collection up close and personal. Find out what the rest of our panel has to say in our latest episode.

Previously on theFashionDish: Favorite Spring 2015 Collections from NYFW

About theFashionDish experts:

  • Robert Verdi – Celebrity stylist, television personality and second-time theFashionDish panelist.
  • J Alexander (aka Miss J) – Television personality, Teen Choice Award-­winning author and runway coach on America’s Next Top Model.
  • Phillip Bloch – Designer, author, former model and Hollywood’s premier stylist.
  • Elsa Hosk – Victoria’s Secret Angel and IMG supermodel.
  • Lisa Benson – Senior manager at IMG Models, responsible for the careers of Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman and more.
  • Jaclyn Jones – Senior womenswear editor for WGSN, the leading global trend forecaster and second-time theFashionDish panelist.
  • Teri Agins – Acclaimed fashion writer, The Wall Street Journal columnist (“Ask Teri”) and author of The End of Fashion and the recently ­released Hijacking the Runway.

Julie Bensman, theFashionSpot’s editor-at-large, moderated the discussion, which was filmed at The Lion in New York City, September 2014.