Fashion week has ended here in NYC and with Oscars and London Fashion Week right on it’s heels, I wonder how anyone in the media sleeps during February. Although there is never any shortage of gossip during fashion week (runway tents are virtual celeb pressure cookers), the usual reports on frivolous cat fights over seating arrangements was overshadowed by the biggest celebrity of 2009 – The Depression. YAY. But honestly, what can be said about the recession and fashion that isn’t self explanatory? Looks are cheaper. Styles are less over the top. Some fashion houses have folded. Designers had to cut back costs associated with the show etc. I scoured the pages searching for something I didn’t already know. The only other topics the media seemed interested in was the cast of Gossip Girl showing up to just about every runway show. Snore. Tori Spelling got a little huffy at the Christian Syriano show for no apparent reason. Sigh. Ashley Dupre gets a front row seat at Yigal Azrouël’s runway show. BINGO.
You just have to love Ashley Dupre. She is living the new American dream – get publicly humiliated for doing something illegal or flat out stupid and laugh all the way to the bank while you’re at it. Do you think she cares that Azrouël fired her PR pal for getting her the seat in the first place? Doubtful. Her face is all over the press once again. She’ll probably just double her PR girl’s salary when her first album drops. Yes, your eyes did not deceive you. Dupre’s working on an R & B album. From hooker to the stars to white soul sister.
According to thestar.com Dupre is working with seasoned producer Peter Zizzo. She’s also in the process of writing her autobiography and there are rumors swirling she may be on the cover of a popular fashion magazine. Dupre has totally saw Monica Lewinski’s bet and raised the stakes for loose women everywhere. If I had known how far sex could get me, I wouldn’t have been giving it away for free all these years. Thanks to Ashley and Fashion Week for showing me how to be all that I can be.