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Two high school seniors from Vermont might have hacked into the database of PR company BPCM to get themselves on the list for Fashion Week shows. According to Gawker, the kids, Becca Shumlin and Remy Renzullo sent over an email request for tickets to Alexandre Herchcovitch's show. Shortly thereafter, publicists at the firm notices that the pair had appeared on all of their lists, including such tight shows as Alexander Wang, Preen, Cushnie et Ochs and Erin Fetherston. "Turns out the lists were being modified by someone in Vermont (hmmm....)," writes Gawker's inside source. "We called Remy and he confirmed that they had HACKED into our system to add himself and Rebecca."
Becca Shumlin happens to be the daughter of Vermont's State Senate president, who's currently running for governor. We're not sure if this scandal will have much effect on Vermont's gubernatorial politics, but we do enjoy imagining his rivals trying to craft a three-minute TV ad explaining why it's a big deal to get onto the list for Alexander Wang. As it happens, Shumlin and Renzullo made it to Fashion Week in September—they even appeared on the Sartorialist (image above). Which actually might mean more ammo for whoever's running against Papa Shumlin: It's hard to portray yourself as a man of the people when your teenager is running around in YSL cage heels.
· Fashion Week Plans Spoiled for Prep-School Fauxionistas [Gawker]
· On the Street....Sixth Ave., NYC [The Sartorialist]