A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 07, 2014
Super Bowl of Fashion (New York Fashion Week nickname)

Several large fashion events have been called the “Super Bowl of Fashion.” The Super Bowl is the championship game in the National Football League and is one of the most-watched television shows every year. The Academy Awards ("Oscars") feature actors dressed in the latest fashions, and it was the first to be given the “Super Bowl” nickname. “In an age when the red carpet at the Oscars has become a sort of Super Bowl of fashion — and the designers of the dresses worn by actresses are mentioned on television everywhere” was cited in The New Yorker magazine on September 22, 2003.

New York Fashion Week—a now semi-annual event that began in 1943—has been dubbed the “Super Bowl of Fashion” since at least 2009. “Often touted as the ‘Super Bowl’ of Fashion, NYC was invaded by celebrities, models, fashion icons and yes, athletes, to celebrate Merecedes Benz Spring 2010 Fashion Week” was cited in September 2009. American actor and singer/songwriter Justin Timberlake called New York Fashion Week the “Super Bowl of fashion” in February 2010.

Full Figured Fashion Week is called the “Oscars of the Plus Industry.”


Wikipedia: New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. It consists of numerous branded events, including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, as well as numerous independent fashion productions around town. It is one of five major fashion weeks in the world, along with those in Paris, London, Berlin, and Milan.

The New Yorker
Profiles SEPTEMBER 22, 2003 ISSUE
The Fantasist
How John Galliano reimagined fashion.

BY MICHAEL SPECTER
(...)
In an age when the red carpet at the Oscars has become a sort of Super Bowl of fashion — and the designers of the dresses worn by actresses are mentioned on television everywhere — couture clothing may even have gained new relevance.

Google Groups: alt.gossip.celebrities
OSCARS WRAP-UP 03/07
PUSSS...@aol.com
3/7/06
(...)
BLACK & WHITE & DEAD ALL OVER
NY POST/By SERENA FRENCH
If the Oscars are the “Super Bowl of Fashion” - as the commentators keep reminding us - this year’s red carpet was one long fumble.

Google Books
Where’s My Fifteen Minutes?:
Get Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself the Recognition you Deserve

By Howard Bragman
New York, NY: Portfolio (Penguin Group)
2008
Pg. ?:
The venerable Academy Awards, the Super Bowl of fashion, attracts fewer viewers than American Idol.

A Glam Slam
NY FASHION WEEK SPORTS THIS SEASON’S HOTTEST LOOKS
Posted on September 27th, 2009 by HeatherZeller
Often touted as the “Super Bowl” of Fashion, NYC was invaded by celebrities, models, fashion icons and yes, athletes, to celebrate Merecedes Benz Spring 2010 Fashion Week.

MTV—Hollywood Crush
Justin Timberlake Debuts Fall William Rast Collection, Calls Fashion Week ‘The Super Bowl Of Fashion’
Posted 2/18/10 5:04 pm EST by Jocelyn Vena in Fashion & Style, Videos
Justin Timberlake knows that having his William Rast line show at Fashion Week is kind of a big deal. And when MTV News caught up with the Renaissance Man, he admitted that even though he and his business partner, Trace Ayala, had been designing their William Rast line for a few seasons now, it still unbelievable to be showing during Fashion Week.

“It’s the pinnacle [to show at fashion week],” Justin explained moments before the models hit the runway on Wednesday night at Cedar Lake in Manhattan. “It’s what you strive to be able to do. This is like the Super Bowl of fashion, so we’re happy to be on the field.”

I Heart Heels
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
Jessica Simpson Debuts Her Jeanswear Line Just Before Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
I’m skipping my usual Whiny Wednesday because, hello, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is upon us. There’s nothing to whine about today! NYFW’s the Super Bowl of fashion, if you will.

Luxury Daily
Is Fashion Week’s increased inclusivity diluting its value?
By Rachel Lamb
February 14, 2011
(...)
“It’s the Super Bowl of fashion,” said Laura Ries, president of the brand consulting firm Ries & Ries, Roswell, GA. “It takes place in the main capital of the world, and you get to see the top brands displaying their finest work.”

Twitter
MTV News
‏@MTVNews
The Super Bowl of fashion AKA #NYFW kicked off with @alexa_chung, @adamlevine and more: http://on.mtv.com/1ptMa1M
9:30 PM - 4 Sep 2014

Twitter
D.
‏@_jDes
NYFW is the Super Bowl of fashion ...
9:26 PM - 7 Sep 2014

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