marchesa at NYFW: behind the scenes

Libby

New York Fashion Week is a can’t miss topic for fashion bloggers. With the industry running (or rather sprinting) at full speed during this renowned event, there’s a range of different perspectives and themes to cover.

High end fashion brand Marchesa took the runway at the peak of the week’s conclusion on Wednesday. As the executive and personal assistant to Georgina Chapman, co-founder and head designer of Marchesa, Jen Dickhaut got a front row seat to all the things that went in to making this show a smashing success.

Today Jen’s sharing some behind the scenes photos with all you V+V readers who can’t get enough of NYFW. Having exposure to all the components of preparing a fashion show that goes off without a hitch, she’s sharing her insight and experience to bring you a glimpse of NYFW that’s one of a kind.

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Photo submitted by Jen via ISA Images

Jen on her experience at NYFW: “Being a part of fashion week on any form is exciting, scary, stressful, rewarding, and a great learning experience. The best part of this season was being able to be backstage and watch closely as the magic happened.

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I had a front row seat to the chaos and glamour. I loved watching the models sprinting in dainty heels for quick changes and scurrying to get in the correct run of show order. 

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Photo submitted by Jen via Don Ashby from firstVIEW Images

As an assistant, it was amazing to watch my boss, the co-founder and head designer of the company, watch her finished line unfold before her eyes. I loved seating my boss’ husband next to Anna Wintour and Mandy Moore, what a dream.

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Although I was exhausted and the day took weeks and weeks of planning – from drivers, to Georgina’s outfit, to social media, to managing the interns… everything was well worth it. Such a success! I’m lucky to have to opportunity to be a part of New York Fashion week, for the second time, and hopefully not the last.” – Jen Dickhaut

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Photo submitted by Jen via Evolution Magazine

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Photo submitted by Jen via Kelly Taub

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Want to be in Jen’s shoes someday? She’s got some advice for you.

Be proactive. You’ll never get anywhere in life if you don’t stalk future employers, walk up to people and say hello, send your resume out randomly, or go above and beyond at your internship. Also be kind. A smile and a happy attitude go a long way in this industry. Hard to find!

 

 

*All images without photography credit were submitted by Jen. These images were taken by Jen + Marchesa Interns.

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