Model Lauren Chan Shares an Inside Look at Her Socially Distant Fashion Week
The curve model and founder of fashion label Henning shares a behind-the-scenes peek inside the socially distanced Christian Siriano and Veronica Beard spring 2021 fashion shows
Setting the Scene
"The Veronica Beard presentation and lookbook were shot at Rabbit Run farm in Warwick, New York. All of us got individual cars there and stayed distant during the day."
"The clothes and change rooms were in a barn at the front of the property — which both gave them space from everything else like catering and makeup stations *and* a gorgeous backdrop."
Looks on Looks
"Here's the board of all of the looks that were shot that day — 27 outfits between five models."
Wide Open Spaces
"While styling, hair, makeup, and catering were in buildings at the front of the property, we actually shot the pictures in the field. The set was so far away that we took a golf cart to get there!"
"Here's a snap of me in one of my looks at the end of the runway..."
Not Your Average Fashion Show
"...speaking of which: the runway was just a freshly cut path in the field. Here's a screengrab of me, mid-catwalk."
From the Show to the Shoot
"And finally: the end result. Here's the lookbook shot of me in Veronica Beard Spring Summer 2021, look 6."
Off to Connecticut!
"The Christian Siriano show was at Christian's very own home in Westport, Connecticut. Make no mistake, though, it was turned into a very safe and efficient event space for the day."
Safe and Stylish
"First, we did hair and makeup outside. If we finished early — like I did — we were able to wait indoors, in separate rooms."
"Then, we rehearsed the show a few times so that a) we knew where to walk and b) we could get used to the feeling of walking in stilettos in the yard."
"Our show looks were kept in the dining room. I had two — a gingham-printed skirt-suit and a comic-printed dress — each with a matching mask!"
Hitting the Runway
"The runway went through Christian's backyard; first, up some stone steps, then over the pool on this bridge, and finally, through the yard."
"The audience sat in individual distanced seats, each with their own blankets, pillows and a picnic basket with wine and snacks. (That's Billy Porter in the silver outfit!)"
Strike a Pose
"After the show, I had time to take a quick snap of my finale look before heading back to reality in my much-less-fabulous jeans."
For more of Lauren's adventures from Fashion Week and beyond, follow her on Instagram @lcchan.