New York Fashion Film Documentary The Tents Debuts September 2011 at Lincoln Center

Top Quote Fashion film maker, Marcus K. Jones, chose the fashion week of September in Manhattan to coincide with the fashion industry's showing of its Spring and Summer couture. End Quote
  • Flint, MI (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2011 - The fashion film making industry refers to Marcus as "one of the best-kept secrets." His latest documentary, The Tents, has earned Marcus yet another title: Master of the Moving Image."

    Marcus served as Executive Producer of The Tents which chronicles the history of New York's Fashion Week. He chose to release his latest fashion film in Fall this year to coincide with the NY Fashion Week.

    In 1943, the first New York Fashion Week was held, with one main purpose: to distract attention from French fashion during World War II, when workers in the fashion industry were unable to travel to Paris. This was an opportune moment - as for centuries designers in America were thought to be reliant on the French for inspiration.

    The fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event she called 'Press Week' to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had previously ignored their works. The Press Week was a success, and, as a result, magazines like Vogue (which were normally filled with French designs) began to feature more and more American innovations.

    Until 1994, shows were held in different locations, such as hotels, or lofts. Eventually, after a structural accident at a Michael Kors show, the event moved to Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library, where it remained until 2010, when the shows relocated to Lincoln Center.

    Contact: Kellie Crawford
    Director of Marketing
    Marcus K. Jones Productions
    kellie ( @ ) marcuskjones dot com

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