Poverty | There's no shame in shopping but New York's fashion world can't run from recession either
by Alisa Harris
Posted 3/14/09, 12:00 am
Some 7.2 percent of New Yorkers may be out of work, but New York City still feverishly celebrated Fashion Week this February-just as it does twice a year, every year. As usual, white tents filled Bryant Park with high-heeled fashionistas stalking haute couture. This year, they drank "McCafe"-a glammed-up version of McDonald's coffee-around a massive centerpiece of 5-foot-tall pink letters, inset with hundreds of Barbie dolls spelling the word BARBIE.