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Behind the Scenes at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

February 12, 2010

Date: 02/12/2010 Location: New York, New York Description: New York Foreign Press Center Tour at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Nicole Miller Show - State Dept Image
February 12, 2010; New York, New York

Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Elia Tello
Telephone: 212-317-8337; email: 

In the final Fashion Week at Bryant Park, nineteen journalists from Canada, Korea, Spain, Estonia, China, Italy, France, Japan, and Poland got a behind the scene look at this important fashion event.  Journalists met with IMG Public Relations Manager Alison Levy, Sr. VP IMG Fashion Fern Mallis, and Nicole Miller CEO Bud Konheim, who discussed the mechanics of putting together Fashion Week; the impact of the economic recovery on the American fashion industry; intellectual property rights; and the economic impact of Fashion Week on the City of New York.