Mindy Kaling’s totally made-up “fake fashion week” tweets highlight a lot of the absurdity of New York Fashion Week — gratuitous name-dropping, basking in celebrities’ presence, and obsessing over the politics of who got seated where.
Here are her best fake Fashion Week tweets, with photos to help illustrate them.
fake fashion week tweet time— Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling with John Mayer. (I couldn’t find a picture of her with Adrien Brody, so I guess look at John Mayer as a “Fake Adrien Brody.”)
Was late to Alexander Wang bc couldn’t drag Adrien Brody out of bed at Trump Soho. Fearne Cotton put her backpack on my seat, tho yay #nyfw— Mindy Kaling
Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 show.
Its all Roitfelds and Ronsons at this subterranean bar in LES. My Eddie Borgo necklace is stabbing my clavicle. Where’s Adrien? #nyfw— Mindy Kaling
Carine Roitfeld (right), former editor of Vogue Paris, now editor of her own magazine.
Took off heels and pretended to be Malia Obama to sit front row at Prabal Gurung. It worked until Tavi & Anderson Cooper ratted me out #nyfw— Mindy Kaling
Prabal Gurung show
Is this a joke? Ryan Lochte is sitting in my seat at Tory Burch! Texted Ronan Farrow about it, he was giving a symposium or something #nyfw— Mindy Kaling
Ryan Lochte, front row.
Got thrown out of Diane von Furstenberg, for allegedly asking James Franco if he “was DTF at DVF”. Adrien and I no longer speaking. #NYFW— Mindy Kaling
Stranger than fiction: the Diane von Furstenberg show featured these awkward Google glasses.
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- The police officer killed by a terrorist on the Champs-Élysées in Paris is being remembered as a defender of LGBT rights and a patriot.
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