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Edited by on September 14 2011 at 1:11 PM

Fashion Week is the time of year when we can get inside the heads of all the creative types that dominate New York City.  We are taking this opportunity to ask a question a day to all the industry pros we meet for a quick fashion fix. Today’s question: What was your first fashion moment?

#NYFW: Terry Richardson, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Erin Wasson Discuss their First Fashion Moments

Aila Wang, Photo via The Cut

“When I was 15 and first got scouted to be a model, I didn’t know anything about fashion. I started paying attention to fashion by collecting magazines and tearing out pictures of models and putting them on my walls.” – Jessica Stam

“When I walked in the Marc Jacobs show in 2006.” – Chanel Iman

“I sneaked into the Valentino show when I was 17.” – Ronen Jehezkel, Parke & Ronen

“I’m 100 years old now, but when I graduated, I didn’t know what I wanted to do.  It was the early 60s, and I wasn’t fitting in with the Mad Men style of the times. But then I went to London where things we’re really beginning and fit in with the movement there. I started designing and six months later had full pages in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and thought ‘this is what I need to be doing.’ – Norma Kamali

“In about 1993 was the first fashion show I ever attended. It was in an old theater in Paris and it was so amazing, so exciting.”  – Terry Richardson

“My first fashion event was probably when I was 10 and at the YMCA. It was a ‘fashion show’ but really it was kids walking on the stage waving to their parents.” – Erin Wasson

“My first fashion event was probably in 2005. I was in New York and I couldn’t tell you the name of the designer, but there were a lot of very pretty women there.” – Amare Stoudemire, NY Knicks

“Two years ago at SoHo House in New York, a friend of mine was putting on these weekly fashion shows for different designers. There were models, synchronized swimmers, acrobats – the works. It was really cool and we went every week that summer.”- Carrie Preston, True Blood

“I went to Central Saint Martins and the first fashion show I ever went to was the graduate end-of -year show. Antonio Berardi was graduating that year, and I remember how great that show was. It can be a very emotive, incredible experience – it sort of speaks to something in your soul. It reinforced to me that this is right, that I loved what I was doing”. – Annabel Tollman

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Story by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.