By Thursday’s final Bustle show, the closer of LG Fashion Week, most of the celebutantes had left the Exhibition grounds on their way to fashion parties, like the Women X Women exhibit at Thrush Holmes Empire and Tommy Ton’s, featuring model Agyness Deyn, at Studio Gallery. But before the show began, Robin Kay stood behind a velvet rope on the runway and gave an incoherent speech, in which she announced that she had become the publisher of Flare and Elle and the host of Fashion Television. Then she sat down. April Fool?
Kay’s a hard act to follow, but Bustle—best known for putting on local celeb–filled spectacles—made a go of it. Last season, Rick Mercer and Shinan Govani walked the runway; this year, Bustle enlisted such fashion notables as Jeanne Beker, designer Evan Biddell, model Stacey McKenzie and hairstylist Jie Matar to participate. Beker held court on a couch, tweeting on her BlackBerry, while the others stomped down the catwalk. Biddell walked out to a roar of applause and grabbed his crotch for the cameras, but when Matar came out in sunglasses, perhaps unrecognizable, the cheers had died down.