NYFW has officially stated that if you don’t have a vaccine card, then you quite literally can’t sit with us.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is working closely with IMG to organise the shows at the in-person NYFW event this September. IMG sent out a memo earlier this week to designers, producers and p.r teams along with all the sponsor’s vendors etc., stating that IMG is requiring a full-course COVID-19 vaccination card from every single individual entering NYFW.
This also applies to all the designers showcasing their latest collection on the runway this season. Designers are responsible for enforcing these rules with their staff, hair and makeup artists, models, and anyone else on their team, ensuring everyone at the show has their vaccination card on hand.
When it comes to minors under the age of 16 attending the shows, they’re required to prove a negative antigen test. IMG has officially laid out a calendar for those who are fully vaccinated. Since Tom Ford was elected Chairman of the CFDA in 2019, he has been working extremely hard on making NYFW a priority.
President of IMG’s Fashion Events and Properties shares, “as we look forward to this September season, we are proud to come together with the CFDA to support the revitalisation of New York Fashion Week. It’s time to rebuild, and only together can we ensure New York remains the flourishing fashion capital that it is.”
August 2nd is the last day for those who plan to attend but need to receive the first dose of the two vaccines, which would then give them until August 23rd to take their second dose and become fully vaccinated, allowing them to attend opening day September 8th. Regarding the Delta variant, IMG is working toward ensuring health and safety measures to protect its guests.
Updates and further detailed guidelines from the CDC, New York State and City, will be released in mid-August.