09/04/2013 01:21 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2013

New York Fashion Week Trivia: 8 Surprising Facts You Should Know


New York Fashion Week has arrived, and with the Spring 2014 collections set to hit the runways on Thursday, we're kicking off our celebrations by getting our hands on any insider industry information we can find. To that end, we've compiled the most surprising New York Fashion Week facts we've come across to-date.

From the storied history, to the models, to the staggering financial figures, here's everything you never knew about the industry's most famous tradition -- but should.