Like the U.S. postal service, neither snow, nor rain ... nor gloom of night kept New York Fashion Week from kicking off Thursday, all the while a swift-moving storm buried the city in nearly a foot of snow.
Nevertheless, the shows still went on, and by evening the streets and sidewalks were mostly clear, with mountains of slush lining curbs.
A snow storm during the February runway shows has become somewhat of a tradition. In recent years, at least one day of the week has been dogged by threatening weather. But it doesn't keep fashionistas from traipsing from show to show in their sharpest street-style looks!
More good news: By the weekend, temperatures in the Big Apple are expected to reach 40 degrees! The marathon or runway shows and presentations, largely featuring looks for next fall and winter, continues through Thursday.
(Photos: New York Times wire + Instagram images)