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In an effort to make reading Racked as much like being in the tents as humanly possible, we'll be liveblogging the shows all week, from the suspense of waiting in line (will the seats be any good?) to the drama of the runway (will anyone stumble?) to the post-show euphoria. This time around: Japanese drape-master Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3 show, held in the old site of the Barnes & Noble in Chelsea. Our correspondent can't e-mail us pictures sadly, but we'll bring you the photos when they come in.
5:50pm: Just in at Y-3. Everyone is very sceney. All in black— the New York uniform.
5:07pm: Bleachers again. Always bleachers at Y-3.
5:18pm: Who dare wear florals to a Yohji show? About three people, that's who.
5:30pm: Y-3 being held in the old Sixth Avenue Barnes and Noble. Interior done up very white with vertical florescent lights.
5:24pm: Two guys swarmed by flashbulbs. Can't tell who. No major celebs, though.
5:47pm:: Is that Sarah of Colette? I can't tell when she's not wearing ridiculously high-waisted pants.
6:05pm>: And it's over. Jailbird stripes, sheer track pants on men and loose, loose knits. I am underwhelmed.
6:10pm: That WAS Sarah of Colette. Bill Cunningham is taking pictures outside. Pics later...