Snow doesn't slow down New York Fashion Week

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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NEW YORK -- Despite threats of up to 18 inches of snow, power outages and extreme winds, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week went on mostly unharmed by the blast of snow Nemo dumped on the Big Apple Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Although snow totals varied throughout the city, about nine or 10 inches was the amount being reported Saturday. By 8 a.m. Saturday, reports on The Weather Channel showed main arteries such as Times Square mostly cleared.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week told media late Thursday that it would handle the storm by having extra crews on hand to assist with removal and would up the heat inside the mammoth tents at Lincoln Center, where many shows take place, to prevent too much snow buildup atop the tents.

Shows started mostly as scheduled Saturday morning, although The New York Times reported that Lacoste's 10 a.m. runway show at the tents took a bit longer than usual to fill up. Probably the biggest impact the snow has had is on street style. "How do you slosh through slushy snow in stilettos?" is the question on many attendees' minds. Many are still doing it -- carefully -- while others, such as designer Michael Kors, opted for Uggs or stylish wellies in order to more easily maneuver the roughly foot of snow that lines the city's streets.

Photos by Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

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