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Backstreet's Back, Alright, and Promoting Old Navy in Bryant Park

The Backstreet Boys performing last month. Photo via Getty Images.
The Backstreet Boys performing last month. Photo via Getty Images.

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This afternoon, Old Navy is putting New York Fashion Week to bed with a hyper-inclusive runway show in Bryant Park. Not only is the show open to the public (which already makes it more accessible than nearly all of NYFW), but the models themselves will be volunteers—regular people of all shapes and sizes who line up starting at 3pm to show off the brand's new Rockstar denim. If you get picked to walk, you'll receive runway coaching and a pair of jeans to bring home gratis.

Oh, and then there's the little matter of the celebrity guest stars. Jenny McCarthy will host the festivities, which kick off at 4, and at 7:30, the event will wrap up with a live performance by the Backstreet Boys. Sounds like Old Navy is bringing the '90s back, one teen sensation at a time.
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Bryant Park

42nd Street and Fifth Avenue New York NY