Catwalk hierarchy: Second place is sometimes a win
NEW YORK (AP) - On the catwalk, Look No. 2 might be worth a second look.
Yes, it's usually the opening outfit - and model - that gets the fanfare, but the next one out can make a strong statement, too.
Zac Posen opened his fashion show last month with Naomi Campbell in a floral, feminine daytime dress. Of course that made a huge splash. It was a hard act to follow, but Isabeli Fontana, who came out in a bold red number, certainly kept the crowd's attention.
It's often that runway runner-up - the one the audience sees after their cellphones go back in their bags and they've uncrossed their legs, and after the photographers get the lighting and distance just right - that lingers in one's consciousness.