Whoopi Goldberg, Rashida Jones, Natasha Lyonne also take part in unconventional NYFW presentation.
It could have been just another runway presentation. But Opening Ceremony -- the hip, colorful New York label that counts Katy Perry and Charli XCX among its fans -- decided to use its 9/11 show slot to get out the vote, and had some well-known friends to aid in the effort.
In a glass-paneled room at the Jacob K. Javits Center decorated with dozens of country's flags, Portlandia co-creators Fred Armstein and Carrie Brownstein (who is also a guitarist and vocalist for the indie punk trio Sleater-Kinney) took to the stage to host a 40-minute event that was part runway show, part stand-up performance and part faux-pageant. They kicked off by asking the audience, largely composed of fashion press and buyers, to participate in a series of lighthearted (and, if you didn’t know the person next to you all that well, occasionally awkward) questions-and-answers with their neighbors, explaining it as prep for having their voices heard come November.