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.
|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.|