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Starting September 2010, Damrosch Park Is the New Bryant Park

>> Mayor Bloomberg has confirmed the reports from yesterday — after IMG's contract with the Bryant Park Corporation runs out in February 2010, Fashion Week will move to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park beginning in September 2010.

The new venue will provide about 87,000 square feet of space for the shows, compared to the roughly 70,000 square feet available at Bryant Park, as well as more green spaces where "guests will be able to linger and enjoy any number of dining facilities at various price points," and access to Lincoln Center's "iconic indoor locations to be used for special events during the shows."

But Anna Wintour may not approve »

Diane von Furstenberg, on behalf of the CFDA, has already expressed her pleasure with the move.  “The shows are the main showcase for American fashion and to be part of this cultural center is exciting.  Without the centralized location and additional venues provided by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center it would be impossible to accommodate the almost 250 designers who show in New York City.”

No word on whether Anna Wintour — who has disapproved of a move to Lincoln Center in the past, partially because the proposed layout appeared cramped and in the words of Eric Wilson "hardly conducive to an ambience of luxury" — has come around on the matter, but supposedly the new agreement is an improvement on proposals in the past.

The agreement between IMG Fashion and Lincoln Center is for five years, and not viewed as a permanent solution.  According to WWD, "many industry executives continue to expect [Fashion Week] to be located in the redeveloped Hudson Yards once that project is finalized."

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