What are some events during Fashion Week in New York City?


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Some events during Fashion Week in New York City are Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief benefit fashion show, Elevee's New York Fashion Week kick off and Esquire's Fashion for Charity party. None of these events are free, and tickets for these shows generally cost between $20 and $40.

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Some free events are AMCONYC Pop UP X runway, which is a runway show that features 10 designs from up-and-coming designers; and SmartGlamour runway show, which is a body-positive runway featuring women's garments for all shapes and sizes. Both events offer free beverages, but the second show requires an invitation.

Other events will be available for streaming on the official website at newyorkfashionweeklive.com.

New York Fashion Week is a biannual event held in February and September. It was first introduced in 1943, and was designed to attract attention away from the French fashion during World War II. Originally, it was called "Press Week." It was organized by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a way to showcase American designers who had previously been neglected. Due to its success, fashion magazines such as Vogue, normally filled with French fashion, starting featuring American designs.

The 2015 New York Fashion Week is from Sept. 10 until Sept. 17.

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