New York’s Fashion Week is an industry ritual—a hectic week filled with shows, receptions, parties, and drinks. See what the food intake is like for two models (male and female), a fashion editor, and a show producer during this sprint of a fashion event, thanks to snarky reportage in New York Magazine’s “The Fashion Week Food Diaries.”

Those who think that models don’t eat anything might be surprised. It’s the editor and the producer whose diets leave a bit to be desired. Witness breakfast:

The Female Model … 11:45 Backstage at Atil Kutoglu

I eat before I go on the runway. They usually have a big vegetable-and-dip spread, sandwiches cut up, a fruit tray, and then a huge tray of sweets chopped in tiny bite-size pieces. … I have one massive cup of coffee (skim milk, of course), a handful of grapes, three slices of melon, four pineapple slices, and three Starbucks sample-size pieces of brownie and Rice Krispies treats.

The Male Model … 5:30 A.M. Home
Bowl of oatmeal with flaxseeds, banana, skim milk, and a scoop of nonfat Greek yogurt and honey. One glass of water, and a tall cup of black or green tea. I have this meal just to get me out the door. This way I won’t be ravenous a few hours later.

The Show Producer … 7:00 A.M. Home
One glass of water with two packs of Emergen-C, Chinese herbs for the immune system, B12, calcium, magnesium. I do herbs and vitamins year-round, but I add in the Emergen-C during Fashion Week because I don’t do drugs.

The Fashion Editor … 7:30 A.M. Home
Two 1,000-mg. Emergen-C with seven mineral ascorbates and 32 mineral complexes, one ounce of Super KMH, Mona Vie (berry extract), aloe juice, chlorophyll, two Nature’s Way Fenu-Thyme, one advance natural FloroMax, three Wellness Formula tablets, twenty drops Super Lysine Plus, two Theraveda Usha daytime stress formula tablets.

Apparently Emergen-C and vitamins are the new black.

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