After COVID forced designers to hold pared-down, socially distant shows or virtual events in 2020, New York Fashion Week will begin on Wednesday with real-life models strutting the runways and a number of in-person, vaccine-required bashes.
Bulgari, the Italian luxury brand, will celebrate the launch of its new B.zero1 collection with a performance by Chloe X Halle on the Standard Hotel’s rooftop in front of expected guests including Lily Aldridge, Eliza Gonzalez, Hailee Steinfeld, and Delilah and Amelia Hamlin.
Paul Sevigny, the long-running nightlife fixture behind Paul’s Casablanca and Paul’s Baby Grand, has agreed to DJ.
Meanwhile, we’ve learned that Dior will throw a party at the Brooklyn Museum to celebrate the opening of the “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibition, which will feature over 200 haute couture garments, archival photographs, videos, sketches, and more.
Vacheron Constantin, the Swiss luxury watch brand, will celebrate the opening of their new flagship on 57th Street with an ultra chic bash, followed by dinner for expected guests including Katie Holmes, Karen Elson, designer Christian Siriano, and actress Dylan Penn at a secret penthouse overlooking the city.
According to sources, the evening will feature a number of surprise performances.
The Daily Front Row will host its annual Fashion Media Awards at the Rainbow Room, honoring models Precious Lee and Irina Shayk, In Style’s charming editor in chief Laura Brown, and Carine Roitfeld, founder of the CR Fashion Book.
Roitfeld will also host a Grey Goose party at the newly opened, members-only Casa Cipriani. Gucci will host an in-store event, while Neiman Marcus will host a party at Lincoln Center.
Saks will also throw a star-studded party, with Paris Hilton DJing and “I Don’t Want It at All” singer Kim Petras performing.
Their campaign stars, Sarah Paulson and Kumail Nanjiani, will be in attendance, as will Debbie Harry, downtown it girl Julia Fox, and “Saturday Night Live’s” Chloe Fineman.
On September 9, designer Frederick Anderson will host an after-show party at the Pierre hotel.
It will be hosted by Anna Rothschild and Peter James Cryan and sponsored by Macallan whisky, with Patty Raynes, Valesca Guerrand Hermes, Danny Baker Jr, Petra Khashoggi, Jennifer Creel, Christine Mack, Christina Cuomo, and Samantha Perelman among the expected guests.