They say 100% of the time, this works every time. Get your story straight before you walk up to the door and have a Canon DJAN292910blahblah strapped around your neck. The Neanderthals working the door will usually just let you walk right in or ask you what company you’re with. Slip them some fake agency name but make sure you say it super confidently, unless you enjoy being the only person in the history of NYFW to get denied from taking photos for free.
Stroll in with a super legit camera around your neck