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Fall Fashion Week Party Guide: Damien Hirst, Djimon Hounsou, and the Hiltons

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Orlando Bloom rocks out to the Raconteurs at last year’s Prada party.Photo:

Is Fashion Week about anything other than clothes? Uh, yeah—booze, music, and the best parties to hit town since, well, last Fashion Week. Velvet-rope crashers, beware: These are invite-only, so if your name doesn’t grace that guest list, you’ll have to read about them next day on Show & Talk.

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Fall Fashion Week Party Guide: Damien Hirst, Djimon Hounsou, and the Hiltons

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WHAT WHERE WHEN WHO WHY Van Cleef & Arpels “Une Journée à Paris” Hammerstein Ballroom Sept. 4, 7 p.m. Alber Elbaz, Irina Lazareanu, Liz Goldwyn, Simon Hammerstein, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Lanvin fanatics greet Elbaz; will Pete Doherty show for maybe on-again ex Irina? Calvin Klein Underwear 25th Anniversary CK HQ, 205 W. 39th St. Sept. 5, 9 p.m. Djimon Hounsou and Hilary Swank host. We’ve seen Djimon’s underwear ads. Rock & Republic Fashion Rocks Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. Sept. 5, 9 p.m. VMA nominees Gym Class Heroes, Condé Nasties. Warm up for secret after-parties. Alexander Wang 313 W. 37th St. Sept. 6, 10 p.m.–4 a.m. D.J.’s AM and Aoki; Locksley performs. With chick magnets spinning, the models will come out in droves. Prada Prada Soho  Sept. 7, 9 p.m. The Hours perform; Damien Hirst parties; LCD Soundsystem D.J. Last fall’s Prada party with the Raconteurs was the most rocking of the week. Just Cavalli store opening 665 Fifth Ave. Sept. 7, 6–8 p.m.  The Queens of Noize D.J. Mingle with Cavalli girls Mariacarla Boscono, Carmen Kass, and Hye Park. Visions of Rock 401 Projects, 401 West St. Sept. 8, 7–10 p.m.  Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, and more…  Photos by Bryan Adams, Melissa Auf der Mar, Jakob Dylan, Perry Farrell, and more. Nicholai Beatrice Inn  Sept. 9. The Hiltons and friends…  You know you secretly want to party with Paris. Marc Jacobs We can’t tell. Sept. 10. Who won’t try to get in? Expect Lil’ Kim, Sofia Coppola, Drew Barrymore…  If you get an invite, you have to go. Or the fashion gods will smite you. Heatherette Lotus  Sept. 11. Richie Rich, Traver Rains, Amanda Lepore, Lydia Hearst…  This is Fashion Week’s freak show.