Whitney Port, the leggy blonde of The Hills and then The City, who was often considered “the Serious Fashion Contender” among her reality TV counterparts, will stage her first solo show at New York Fashion Week next month. Port’s been pretty quiet since MTV canceled the reality show just over a year ago; she filmed a cameo in What to Expect When You’re Expecting and signed on as the face of British shopping site, Very.com. Though she didn’t stop designing Whitney Eve, she hasn’t shown the collection outside of trade shows—and now she plans on staging a proper runway show at Lincoln Center.
Before The City ended, Port left longtime publicist Kelly Cutrone in favor of Alison Brod, but today’s press release comes from Cutrone’s People’s Revolution. Port says, “My collection has grown so much over the past few years, and the next step for me as a designer was to put on my own runway show. I am so excited to show on schedule as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, and can’t wait to show my new fall collection on the runway.”
Port’s show will take place at 9AM on February 15th. In other fashion week news, Tommy Hilfger’s leaving Lincoln Center in favor of the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street (Marc Jacobs shows at the downtown armory). It’s that time of year again—let the gossip begin!