What was your first experience at Fashion Week like?
"A couple people from the magazine [where I was an intern] were invited to the Calvin Klein show at Milk Studios. The art department got a copy of someone else's invitation and they basically made a bootleg copy for me — but totally using their amazing art production equipment!
"I was so nervous. I was completely sneaking in, and I feel like that didn't happen that much back then. Before the digital era and before Fashion GPS I feel like it was harder, because you really needed to have that physical invite.
"I remember going to the show and hiding it [the invitation] with the envelope or folded in half. I walked right in and I remember just being amazed. Once the show was over everyone was kind of hanging out and drinking champagne and there was Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta. It was just amazing for me."