With U.S. Open Over, Lance Bass Can Now Attend Fashion Week Shows

104079546 With U.S. Open Over, Lance Bass Can Now Attend Fashion Week ShowsYesterday, Lance Bass attended his first show at fashion week: Elie Tahari at The Studio at Lincoln Center. Before this presentation, his priorities had pointed him in a different direction — he was busy following sporting events. 

“I usually dont even attend any shows, and this is the first one I’ve done all week,” he told The Observer. “I’ve been in a U.S. Open mode, and I’m a Jets fan, so I’ve been doing the sports thing this week.”

He added that he doesn’t plan on stopping by any other shows, even with the Open over. “I’m a Fernando Verdasco fan, so I got to go see his match.” Mr. Bass did, however, have a conflict that blocked him from jetting up to Flushing Meadows for Monday’s final. “I was actually at the Jets game, so I couldn’t go.”

In deciding to hold an ongoing presentation instead of a formalized show, Mr. Tahari was forced to hang out beside the runway instead of backstage, and as a result was approached by a line of admirers and friends. He was wearing Ferragamo sneakers. 

“It’s about seventies all-American sportswear,” he told The Observer. We were talking about the inspiration for his new collection. “Strong, glamourous, American sportswear.”

As we were leaving, we noticed a tweet indicating that the security at Elie Tahari was checking every bag coming in and out, because the guards said “there’s a lot of fur in there this morning” and “we’re just being careful.” But we certainly didn’t have anyone check our hefty backpack — not on the way in and not on the way out. Hey, mom! I got you this great new coat!

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