New York fashion turns into global entertainment

Once the preserve of the rich and famous, New York high fashion is now more than ever entertainment for the world at large, with catwalk shows increasingly accessible and clothes instantly available.

Gone are the days when only editors of elite fashion magazines were allowed to hobnob with models and designers backstage at a catwalk show.

The digital revolution and the explosion in social media means that photos of a model being made up or a snip of gossip can be pinged around the world to avid fans in seconds.

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