In honor of Vogue’s 130th year, Anna threw a street fair. A BIG one. There were themed booths set up outside, an outodor runway show stocked with celebs and supers featuring “Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci, Valentino, Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors, Brother Vellies, Bode, Conner Ives, Christopher John Rogers, Collina Strada, Matty Bovan, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, No Sesso, Diesel, Banana Republic, Tory Burch, and more,” and a song by Lil Nas X. All right SMACK DAB in the middle of the Emmy telecast. I miss our days of going to Fashion Week, and this would have been an incredible experience, but I had secondhand stress imagining what it was like to cover this AND the Emmys at the same time. Well, let’s be real, we probably wouldn’t have gone; whatever publication we worked for would have sent way more important people on the masthead. But STILL. I’m sure she didn’t want to throw this in the midst of the U.S. Open in case any of her favorites — Serena, who opened the show in custom Balenciaga — were still playing, but Anna, seriously, couldn’t you have closed Fashion Week like this? Think of the… well, everyone. Sigh.

Above are a handful of attendee photos, and atmosphere, and below you can see some of the runway, including the Howard University Dancers, Baryshnikov, Shalom Harlow, Karen Elson, Liya Kebede, among oodles of others:

People are grinning and dancing and letting it rip. Compare this to the energy of Vogue’s current issue cover. That issue is asleep, and this show looks lively, vibrant, and joyful, and diverse — not a world Vogue typically cares to inhabit. Maybe she’ll turn the page of her magazine, as it were, and land on this aesthetic more of the time. Maybe.

[Photos: Richie Buxo, J Mayer, Mediapunch/Shutterstock; Getty courtesy of Vogue]