On September 11th, Riccardo Tisci will exceptionally open the doors to his Givenchy NYFW show to VIPs, esteemed members of the press, buyers—and 820 members of the public. How’s that for a New York state of mind? Working closely with the City of New York on this “public audience project,” the brand will give out a majority of the invitations to anyone who wants them on a first-come/first-served basis. The French house, which normally shows in Paris, is showing in New York this season to celebrate its Manhattan store opening.
But if you’re worried about getting trampled on by a host of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West fans (we’re just assuming they’ll be there, again), not to worry, the two parties have set up a more civilized way to help you get your seat. A website will open at 10am EST time Wednesday and invites will be available for pickup in advance of the show. 280 invitations will be set aside for NYC fashion students and faculty and 100 invitations will be distributed to residents living in proximity to the yet to be revealed show location. To find out the name of the website, keep your eyes on the Givenchy, NYCgo, CFDA, and KCD social media outlets.