Call me a purist. Call me a snob. I'll plead guilty to both.
American Express sent the below information to its Starwood card holders. It's so sad to think of all the effort we went through trying to scam seats to shows while in college, design school or just playing poser. For just $250 you can now preview all the fashion week shows without even changing out of your Banana Republic chinos. The all the information you need is below. Just don't be surprised if you hear chuckles as you turn your back.
NY Fashion Week
Your preview of the 2009 spring collections is the must-have invitation of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
*This insider event includes a private skybox reserved exclusively for Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cardmembers:
* Enjoy a unique view of the fashions coming down the catwalk
* Talk one on one with an in-the-know, high profile fashion insider
* See and be seen at a stylish cocktail reception
* Take home a gift bag
Price per ticket: $250.00, limit two tickets per Cardmember (proceeds go toward the Council of Fashion Designers of America)
Only 24 packages available. Reserve your seats now: Call 1-800-445-7374