One of the greatest discoveries I made about Suzy Menkes during her Academy of Art University Q&A was that she has quite the sense of humor. Aside from making a joke about Twitter, she reminisced about the olden days — before she was well-known — when she would crash fashion shows. Below are her tips on getting into a fashion show, whether not invited or if you only have standing. Disclaimer: it always worked for Menkes but AAU's executive director of fashion Gladys Perint Palmer claimed it never worked for her. Good luck.
- Buy colored crayons, pens, silver and gold stars. Basically, whatever you need to replicate the tickets of those with seats.
- Lurk among invite-holders to memorize their invitations.
- Rush to the restroom, white out "standing room" and write in/draw whatever you saw on the tickets of those with invites.