[UPDATED] New York Fashion Week News: What To Know Before Next Week

Alexander Wang Exiting Balenciaga
Alexander Wang on the runway after Balenciaga's fall/winter '15 womenswear presentation.
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The invitations have rolled in, seating plans are being finalized and both the local and international fashion crowds are most definitely outfit-planning — hopefully, with a strong focus on footwear.

So, in the lead up to New York Fashion Week, which begins Sept. 10, Footwear News is rounding up what you need to know now.

Rag & Bone Opens To Public 

Uber partnered with Rag & Bone to surprise some riders on Monday with tickets to the brand’s runway show. Starting on Monday Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m., Uber riders can enter “RBSS16” in the promotions part of their profile and also select “Runway” for a chance to get tickets to the 8 p.m. show in Brooklyn. The tickets include a complimentary drink, two tickets and a free Uber ride to the show.

Givenchy Opens To Public

Givenchy made a splash this year when the label  announced it was opening its show to the public. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., anyone could log in to givenchyNYFW15.com, register and wait for confirmation. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to about 820 people.

Givenchy Live Streaming At Multiple Locations In New York

For those who didn’t snag a ticket, Givenchy is live streaming the show at several locations around NYC. In more Givenchy news, Huffington Post UK is reporting that Caitlyn Jenner could be walking the runway, as the family is close with the house’s designer Ricardo Tisci.

Betsey Johnson Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks Betsey Johnson’s colorful 50 years in the fashion industry. Her spring ’16 show at New York Fashion Week is titled “The Curious Case of Betsey Button” and will commemorate this milestone.

Marc Jacobs Bans Flats 

Yes, you read that correctly. Jacobs is hosting a party to celebrate the release of “Gloss,” a book about 1970s photographer Chris Von Wangenheim, and the dress code is rather long and very specific. According to Yahoo Style, the invitation, which was written in all caps, read: “NO FLAT SHOES,” among other directives.

Marc Jacobs Fashion Week Invite The dress code, as it appears on the invitation. Courtesy of Yahoo Style.

Alexander Wang Celebrates A Decade

The spring ’16 Alexander Wang show will mark the designer’s 10-year anniversary in the fashion industry.

Public School Will Debut For DKNY

In April, Donna Karan’s youthful offshoot line, DKNY, named Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne joint creative directors. The DKNY spring ’16 show at New York Fashion Week will be their debut collection for the line.

Misha Nonoo Collaborates With Aldo

For the third season in a row, Misha Nonoo has joined forces with Aldo Rise to create the shoes for the label’s spring ’16 show.

Yigal Azrouël To Preview Collection On Styling App 24 Hours Before Show

Yigal Azrouël will preview select pieces from his spring ’16 collection on the Covet Fashion app 24 hours before the show on Friday.

APL Collaborates With Creatures of the Wind On Sneakers

Sneaker brand APL will debut sneakers at the Creatures of the Wind spring ’16 runway show this week at SIR Stage 37 on Sept. 10.

Ralph Lauren Live Streaming Show

Ralph Lauren is partnering with Periscope to live stream the show on a screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus.