The panel included: Sugar Rock Catwalk fav Vivienne Tam, former IMG VP Fern Mallis, Project Runway runner-up Emilio Sosa and a couple other guests. Fern Mallis discussed the history of Fashion Week. It was really interesting to learn about the humble beginnings of New York Fashion Week and the evolution into a highly covered, commercial event.
The speakers discussed the recent convergence of fashion and technology. If you think about it, it's seems only natural. In fact it's almost surprising that it didn't happen sooner because both fashion and technology are ubiquitous. Everyone is affected by fashion, whether or not they are willing to admit it. And technology is everywhere, though people often don't think of it as such unless it's new. Technology can serve to make fashion better both in design and functionality, and fashion can obviously serve to make technology more aesthetically appealing.
The movie was definitely over the top with everything from clothes, to story line and sex jokes, which could have been bad, but it was great like a semi-guilty pleasure. Maybe it was just me, but I felt like a lot of the jokes in this movie were way raunchier than anything from the series or the first movie.
Believe it or not, I felt like the sequel actually had more substance than the first movie. There were a couple honest and heartfelt conversations around marriage, motherhood and aging. If you haven't seen it already and are a Sex and the City fan, go see it this weekend so we can talk about it. ;)
We also met actor Willie Garson, best known as Carrie's gay best friend Stanford Blatch. And yes, that's Thom Filicia from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in the background.