It’s #FFW: Follow Fashion Week

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Published February 10, 2010

PHOTO COURTESY PATRICK MCMULLAN

 

Starting tomorrow, New York City will be just that much taller, attractive, and crowded. Fashion Week is, once again, upon us. And–as with everything else these days–Twitter and the people who love it will be there to chronicle the spectacle. Of course, Twitter is vast, which is why we’ve compiled a helpful list of accounts to follow to get the best photos and comentary from the runways, the parties, and the showrooms.

Career fashion journalists and observers will bring you a well-written account of the Week, along with a lot of informed criticism. Things like the recent Twitter dust-up between teen fashion blogger Tavi and a bunch of old(er) hands may be just as entertaining as the shows.

Derek Blasberg, journalist and Interview contributor
Scott Schuman, founder of The Sartorialist
Joe Zee, Creative Director of ELLE Magazine
PR Consulting, run by Pierre Rougier

Even the world’s most beautiful people have jumped into the Twittering pool. The models will be backstage at the shows giving you details on who’s drinking too much champagne, who’s freaking out, and what those shoes really do to a girl’s feet.

Doutzen Kroes
Agyness Deyn
Cindy Crawford
Jessica Stam

Like the fashion world itself, a large portion of the Fashion Week population hails from abroad. Most of these Twitter accounts are in English (alas, Jesus Luz’s all in Portuguese–maldizer!), but you may have to spend some extra time trying to decipher what they’re saying . Finally, a use for the French/Spanish/Italian model crashing on your couch!

Jesus Luz, model/DJ/friend-of-Madonna
Dean and Dan Caten of designers of Dsquared2
Sarah Colette, owner of Colette boutique
Garance Doré, illustrator

With no one shooting big spreads this week, photographers are extra eager to get their behind-the-scenes Blackberry and iPhone shots into the world.

Patrick McMullan, photographer
Mark Cobra Snake, photographer
Bronques, Last Nights Party 
Terry Richardson, photographer
Purple Magazine

You may want to follow Lady Gaga, for whom every day is a fashion show. Or maybe Jeremy Scott and Peter Jensen, who have moved their shows from London to New York this year. And finally, it can’t hurt to check out the Milk Studios feed, since they’re hosting half the parties.

Lady Gaga, musician
Milk Studios, fashion and art studio
Jeremy Scott, designer
Peter Jensen, designer