It may be New York Fashion Week, but the lobby of Spring Studios was so empty that you needn’t wear heels to hear the echo of your own footsteps. Gone from the NYFW hub’s grand entrance was the artisan café serving lavender lattes. No pop-up TRESemmé salon for a last-minute blowout, and of course, no VIP lounge. The paparazzi outside outnumbered the handful of guests trickling in, who were greeted by half a dozen security personnel with digital thermometers in hand. Event staff and most attendees were required to present proof of a Covid-19 test taken no more than five days before the show. All guests had to fill out a questionnaire and clear temperature-checks upon entry.