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As New York Fashion Week's last-ever season at Lincoln Center comes to a close, rumors about the event's next location are picking up steam. Last month, NYFW organizers WME-IMG said that the yet-to-be-named venue would be "downtown," and now Fashion Week Daily reports that "downtown" actually means "midtown, kinda," as in, the General Post Office/Moynihan Station.
The imposing West 33rd Street structure, built in 1912 and designated a landmark in 1966, is already used as an off-site venue for event space company Skylight Studios (the same folks who transform abandoned buildings into runway venues for designers like Ralph Lauren and Prabal Gurung). It definitely says Serious Fashion Business Going on Here, but all of this venue shuffling may be rendered moot when the Culture Shed—a West 30th street complex that's set to include four runways, an exhibition space, and several studios—opens in Hudson Yards in 2017.