My first experience was last September. The 22nd, to be exact.
I had met a girl from Paris named Kristin who told me about it. I told her I wasn't invited and she said, don't let that stop you, don't be scared, just go for it!
There was quite a large crowd queuing downstairs, & obviously I wasn't on the list, but I told someone that Kristin sent me & she said to talk to Mshzshash and tell her Schmzshws sent me (I didn't understand a word she said with her elegantly foreign accent) but I went upstairs anyway, somehow found Mshzshash, the secret password worked, and I was in. In the first row, in fact.
There was such a vibe in the crowd.. it was just such a buzz, but also kind of scary. I felt suddenly shy.
Then I saw my new friends Rhiannon and Leila. They clearly had done this before.
It all happened so fast: I had no idea, somehow, all these years, I thought it would last longer. It was, however, far more exciting than I could have imagined. I can't explain: it was just really emotional. And at the end, I cried, but in a good way.
It was such a relief after, everyone felt it. Absolutely exhilarating!
And it just left me wanting more.
I was inspired to write about my experience because The Photodiarist just had her first, last night, with Narciso Rodriquez, in NY. Who was your first with, and how was it for you? If you haven't had one yet, who would you like to be YOUR first?
All shot during & after the KTZ fashion show at London Fashion Week, September 2009.