Model faints - New York mag uses psychic powers to suss out the story


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Ah yes, it's fascinating to see how stories unravel online. Although it had already been reported that a model had fainted at Alexander McQueen - on The Fashion Spot three hours ago, as picked up by Fashionologie - almost simultaneously frockwriter named her as Abbey Lee Kershaw. Thanks to an SMS alert from eyewitness Sonny Vandevelde. I also Twittered the post. The Wall Street Journal picked up the story - apparently via fellow Tweeter Julie Fredrickson over at Coutorture, who tells me she alerted the WSJ. But apparently New York magazine's The Cut blog used a crystal ball to determine that the model down was in fact Kershaw and the problem, her corset.

In a post dated 6.50pm October 3 Eastern Standard Time, The Cut blog reported:

"One model fainted as she exited the runway and had to be carried out....We took a close look at the pictures to try to figure out who fainted, and our guess is Abbey Lee. She sure looks distressed doing her walk in this picture. Lest any rumors get started, we're wondering if perhaps her corset was too tight? It's certainly doing something intense to her bust here."

The only backlink provided is to Fashionologie's original item, dated 1.34pm, October 3 (although it is not clear which time zone this is), which does link to both SHOWstudio and the TFS post, but does not name the model.

Logic would appear to dictate that if you spotted the original Fashionologie item, then you probably also spotted Fashionologie's update at 3.04pm, October 3, which reported Vandevelde's eyewitness account on frockwriter, dated 7.20am, October 4 AEST.

Or else the WSJ item, dated 6.35pm, October 3 EST.