Previously: there was a seating chart CRISIS for the Chado Ralph Rucci show at Fashion Week. It was up to our heroine, junior editor Skinner, to figure shit out before Kelly ate her face. Let's see how she does!
So with the computer having shat the bed, Kelly, Robyn, Skinner, and a few others have to hand-write the missing seating assignments. Skinner starts to break down, but since that violates Kelly's no-crying rule, she's got to pull it together. With under two hours before the show, the People's Rev team heads to Bryant Park and continues to systematically hand-check every seating assignment, while Kelly shines on the Ralph Rucci people that everything's fine. You know, for as scary as Kelly can be, she actually manages to pull off these high-stress situations with a minimum of personal drama; she's never less than perfectly composed with the clients.
Robyn, Emily, and Skinner all move out front to begin the sloooow process of checking in the guests, while Kelly handles the backstage press. As Andrew explains to us, Kelly always deals with the designer personally in these situations, and Ralph Rucci conveniently gives us a good example why. He totally bristles at all the photographers backstage and wants them gone, so Kelly clears the room of all press. As she interviews, yes, it kind of defeats the purpose of having a publicity event in the first place, but the client is the client. But Kelly is also Kelly, so she manages to sneak a couple key press photogs in (American Elle and V, if you're curious), as far away from Rucci as possible.
Out front, the seating chart debacle is being compounded by gate-crashers clogging up the lines. Kelly has to personally eject people from their ill-gotten seats so the actual press outlets can have them. She's apologetic and gets one pricelessly bitchy reaction from some haughty queen (who LIED about his seat assignment coming from the Ruccis) who's all "You should be sorry." We see Andre Leon Talley and Martha Stewart at the show, though it's unclear whether Kelly needed to eject them from their seats. I would hope not, because if so, that really deserves its own two-hour, Andy Cohen-hosted special (do you guys think Kelly scares the shit out of Andy? She ain't no Orange County housewife). Emily ultimately yells at the gate-crashers for being bastard people and runs back inside as the show is about to start.
Once the show starts, it goes swimmingly, despite the fact that Ralph Rucci (who seems really high-maintenance, I know you're shocked) stands there stone-faced and grim the whole time. Applause and hugs all around, and Robyn and Emily are glad its over. Kelly hugs Rosina Rucci, who agrees everything turned out great, but there were some very unhappy people, over the seating. At which point Kelly actually waves off the Bravo cameras. You hardly every see shit like that, I love it.