Jeanne Beker trades N.Y. fashion week for Vancouver 2010, blogs about it

Jeanne Beker trades N.Y. fashion week for Vancouver 2010, blogs about it

Norway's clownish curling pants (Photo by Kenny Louie)

Jeanne Beker swapped her Fashion Television mic for an Olympic torch in Vancouver—a far cry from her regular rounds backstage and in the front row at international fashion weeks. Beker has been getting her bearings as Olympic fashion reporter while pint-sized blog pundit Tavi Gevinson takes the reins temporarily during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, a gig Beker has already underlined as a one-time deal.

For a reporter who has been covering fashion shows for more than 25 years, Beker has masked any dislike she may have for the location change this season, enthusiastically taking in Vancouver’s sportswear-saturated street fashion and filling her time interviewing Canada’s famed and fabulous.

Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 took some time to show Beker a thing or two about bowling—a pastime of the dapper twins, who play the sport to “unwind” at the end of the day when they’re done work at their factory outside of Venice—before they flew to Milan to present their womenswear collections. The design dandies wore “natty bow-ties” underneath their nylon torchbearer uniforms, to Beker’s delight. But Beker was not without her own Olympic-inspired ensembles; she appeared on CTV’s Olympic Morning show wearing the Loudmouth Golf pants the Norwegian curling team has been wearing. She matched the diamond-patterned trousers with  knee-high Louboutin boots. (We wonder how this pairing would go over in New York.)

Beker’s fashion schedule has been packed with Granville Island boat rides, salmon fishing, curling and the men’s figure skating long program. Instead of chatting with Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and newcomer prodigy Prabal Gurung in the fashion tents, Beker’s planning on hitting up the Roots celebrity lounge at the Shangri-La Hotel, to prowl for swag.

Beker: Athleticism and Style [Fashion Television]Tavi Gevinson reports on New York Fashion Week [Fashion Television]
Tavi Gevinson is (sort of) replacing Jeanne Beker at Fashion Television [Toronto Life]
Teen blogger’s gig on Fashion Television a one-time thing [Toronto Life]