Today at Fashion Week: Instapits and a Show in (Gasp) Queens

3.1 Phillip Lim at spring 2016 New York Fashion Week.
3.1 Phillip Lim at spring 2016 New York Fashion Week. Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images

This morning, the Met Costume Institute will preview its upcoming exhibit, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” — which is set to open May 5 — for the press. The show promises to include a swath of ahead-of-their-time designers, from André Courrèges to Hussein Chalayan.

The Row and Carolina Herrera kick off the day, while Tommy Hilfigers show will include two tech-savvy innovations: a “fast lane” to check in via Apple Watch, for the lucky ones who have one, and a so-called “Instapit” — yes, that is indeed a photo pit reserved for Instagrammers. After all, who wants a pillar blocking their primo runway shot?

From 1 to 3 p.m., Rosie Assoulin will present her line to her circle of devotees, who include Leandra Medine and Fivestory owner Claire Distenfeld. Jeremy Scott sent us an image of Ren and Stimpy that served as the inspiration for his line, so it’s safe to say he’ll do for the Nickelodeon duo what he’s done for Looney Tunes and Barbie in the past, i.e., make them club-kid-ready.

3.1 Phillip Lim usually has some of the most covetable accessories of the season, and Lim’s show will be followed up by that of Mansur Gavriel, which recently expanded its reach into shoes.

You can count on Thom Browne to roll out the most innovative show sets each New York Fashion Week — last time it was a schoolhouse full of Browne-clad pupils, and before that, a creepy operating theater staffed by angels. Who knows what his imagination, along with that of his go-to hat designer Stephen Jones, will cook up this time?          

Alexander Wang managed to lure editors to the Brooklyn Navy Yard a few seasons back. Now, the provocateurs behind Eckhaus Latta will take them one step farther — to Queens, where they will host their collection at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City with a late-night celebration. Prepare yourself for the 7 train to suddenly look a lot more fashionable.

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