New York Fashion Week documentary "The Tents" exposes a not-so-glamorous reality

New York Fashion Week documentary "The Tents" exposes a not-so-glamorous reality

New documentary film, The Tents, exposes the not-so-glamorous reality behind New York Fashion Week

9:56 PM on 1st August 2011

Making a statement: Designer, Donna Karan, says in the film that industry names wanted NYFW to be the best it could be

Making a statement: Designer, Donna Karan, says in the film that industry names wanted NYFW to be the best it could be

Haphazard: NYFW

Haphazard: NYFW”s reputation may outshine the piecemeal reality of its birth, film interviewees include Isaac Mizrahi

We live for fashion: Glenda Bailey from Harper

We live for fashion: Glenda Bailey from Harper”s Bazaar remembered designers saying they would live for fashion but not die for it after the tents became a notoriously dangerous work site

The Tents: Synonymous with high fashion, the tents - seen here in 2006 - were a media magnet. The event is now sponsored by Mercedes Benz

The Tents: Synonymous with high fashion, the tents – seen here in 2006 – were a media magnet. The event is now sponsored by Mercedes Benz

Walking the walk: World famous models strode the Bryant Park catwalks inside the infamous tents

Walking the walk: World famous models strode the Bryant Park catwalks inside the infamous tents

End of an era: Designers including Betsey Johnson have fond memories of the tents as NYFW has now moved to its new Lincoln Center home

End of an era: Designers including Betsey Johnson have fond memories of the tents as NYFW has now moved to its new Lincoln Center home