Liz Lange was scheduled to make history at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, with the first maternity show to take place during New York Fashion Week. She told The New York Times that "there was so much coverage and excitement about the show that it really was a media circus . . . Good Morning America and the Today show were both so anxious to cover it live that they almost battled it out."
With all the pregnant models dressed, the show started off without a hitch. "And then, I'd say 10 minutes into the show, I looked around and all of these camera crews were just bolting out the door," Lange said. "I was wondering: 'Have we done something wrong? How did we go from being the center of the universe to everyone's leaving? What's happening?'"
The news outlets that left captured footage of one of the worst terrorist attacks in United States history. The remaining 73 shows that had been scheduled in New York that season were cancelled.