New York Fashion Makes Millions, Bigger than the Super Bowl

All eyes will be on the Big Apple this week for New York Fashion Week, the bi-annual event that generates $900 million dollars a year in revenue for the city. New York Fashion Week gets generalized for it’s flamboyant designers, big suits, and skin-and-bone models, but beneath this layer of superficiality is a budding industry that employs nearly 200,000 people in the city alone.

A new report by U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., and the Joint Economic Committee of Congress explains just how important fashion week and the fashion industry is to New York City. According to the report, New York Fashion Week generates almost double what the Super Bowl in New Jersey profited for the city in 2014. "Fashion is so much more than style; it's big business that creates a vast array of good-paying jobs," Maloney said in a news release.

On top of all this, New York employees the most designers out of any state in the US at 7,460, second being Los Angeles 4,470.

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