September in New York City marks the beginning of fall fashion season. But, if you can’t make it to the runways as New York Fashion Week begins on September 8, here are a few things to Read, See, Shop, and Watch that will get you primed for the fall fashion season. 


Read: Grace: The American Vogue Years


When Grace Coddington announced in January that she was leaving Vogue after 28 years as creative director, it didn’t mean we would see the last of her. Following the success of 2015’s Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue, Phaidon will release on September 5, Grace: The American Vogue Yearsa visual feast of the 75-year-old’s most stunning shoots over the course of her storied career in the fashion and media.



See: Masterworks:Unpacking Fashion at The Met


The MET’s Costume Institute’s fall 2016 exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion will feature significant acquisitions of the past 10 years and explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form. The exhibition, will highlight approximately 60 of these masterworks from the early 18th century to the present. The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery will be organized chronologically with ensembles shown in packing crates and on palettes, as though they have just arrived at The Met. Each object—primarily women’s wear, as well as some men’s wear ensembles and a selection of accessories—will be accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history.


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