New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has always been a mecca of fashion. From couture front-runners to street-style elites, New York City sets a scene often envied by a cusp of onlookers from all over the world. New York fantasized fashion in ways that were attainable, yet a distant dream to the fashion obsessed.

Films like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The September Issue" glamorized both fashion and New York in a way that was so unfamiliar to people, it brought upon a generation of watchers who made it their mission to be there.

It was once the hottest ticket in town. It was the one place where style-obsessed audiences would flock outside of Bryant Park just to see models, editors and fashion's most elite. But all that seems to be gone.

"This season especially we’ve seen a mass exodus of designers leaving New York Fashion Week to show in Los Angeles or Paris instead," Harper's Bazaar associate editor Lauren Alexis Fisher told TooFab.

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