Actress Barhareh Rahnama

There was also the fact that a show in a pandemic would surely attract more attention than a show in a normal season, when Mr. Wu had to compete with names like Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta (all of whom were skipping NYFW this season). In February, Mr. Wu’s show had been scheduled in the middle of the Academy Awards, one of fashion’s most high-profile events.