The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz

NEW YORK, Sep 4, 2008 / FW/ — Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in The Wizard of Oz was reinterpreted and re-imagined by today’s famous shoe designers and displayed at the windows of the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.

The store windows featuring the shoes can speak for itself; the old saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ sums it up.

But, the other half of the story while attending the launch of this exhibition has to be told in words. New York Fashion Week starts tomorrow, and since I am from Dallas, I had to travel today.

With flight and baggage delays, I did not have time to drop off my luggage in the apartment I’ll be staying before the event started. So, straight from JFK Airport, I went to Saks Fifth Avenue.

While speaking with other journalists, they told me that the PR company organizing the event (I will not mention their name because I will be as unprofessional as they are) had UN-INVITED a lot of journalists for the event.

Because I was tired and hungry, I decided that if I was one of the UN-INVITED, I would just go to the apartment and rest. I asked the HEAD PRESS ATTACHE and she told me that I was on the list. So, I decided to wait.

One and half hours later, standing in line, I was told I was NOT ON THE LIST. To add insult to injury, they acted as if it was my fault when I actually asked one and half hours earlier! Talk about being unprofessional!

The only good thing that came out of this horrible event because of the unprofessional behavior of the PR company handling the event are the beautiful store windows created by the visual merchandising department of Saks Fifth Avenue.

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