fashion week preview fall 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Party Guide

Marc may have canceled his party this week, and Alex Wang’s sweat-a-thon is off. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fêtes to be had this Fashion Week. From Armani’s flagship-store opening to Erin Wasson’s presentation and after-party, we’ve got the rundown on just where to go, who to see, and most importantly, where the free booze will be.

BMW & Vogue Cocktail Reception 122 W. 26th St. Feb. 12, 6–8 p.m. Joy Bryant, Helena Christensen, Chanel Iman, Franca Sozzani. Seeing more than one Vogue editor in one room sends thrills down our spines.
New York Amfar Gala Cipriani 42nd St. Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. Anna Wintour, Calvin Klein, Carine Roitfeld, Rachel Zoe, Natalia Vodianova. The list of honorees also includes Donna Karan. Tickets may be $1,000, but you get to mingle with fashion's elite.
Alvin Valley After-Party M2 Ultra Lounge, 530 W. 28th St. (formerly Mansion) Feb. 12, 9:30–11:30 p.m. Alvin Valley and his celeb following. Matt Damon's sister is walking the show. We're hoping her brother shows up to support and toast her.
The Iconoclasts: Four Iconic Editors Remix Prada Stores Party 575 Broadway Feb. 13, 6–9 p.m. Alex White, who redesigned the New York location. We're excited to see the newly restyled store.
Toast the Opening of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 187 Orchard St. Feb. 13, 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Featuring an acoustic set by the Virgins. The new "It" band.
Bblessing + Ju$t Another Rich Kid After-Party BEast, 171 E. Broadway Feb. 13 Daniel Jackson and the Surface to Air crew, Terence Koh, and the hipster fashion crowd. It's as close to Colette as you're going to get.
Victor Glemaud and Camilla Staerk After-Party Kowloon, 311 Church St. Feb. 13, 11 p.m.–late Hosted by Jamie Bouchert and Natasa V. The music: The D.J.'s are James Murphy, Mandy Coon, and Mike Nouveau.
United Bamboo After-Party BEast, 171 E. Broadway Feb. 14 DJ's from White Magic (Doug Shaw & Mira Bilotte) and Animal Collective (Deakin). This season is all about the indie, hip designers.
Matthew Williamson New York Store Opening 415 W. 14th St. Feb. 15, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Matthew Williamson and Jacquetta Wheeler, and, dare we hope, Prince? He did play at Williamson's spring 2008 show. It's the second-biggest party of the week.
Giorgio Armani Store Opening 717 Fifth Ave. Feb. 17, 6–8 p.m. Mr. Armani will be greeting guests. Personally. And we've all seen the Posh and Becks ads. You know they'll be there. The biggest party of Fashion Week. If you can get in.
Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld Presents the Work of Three Photographers 169 Bowery Feb. 17, 6–11 p.m. Vlad's friends. Plus it's in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Ahem, Marc? Roitfeld-spotting is a sport this week. Double points if Carine shows.
Adidas SLVR Label Store Opening 108 Wooster St. Feb. 17, 9–11 p.m. So far, no one. Sometimes you just need free drinks.
Trovata After-Show Soirée The Anchor, 310 Spring St. Feb. 17, 10 p.m.–whenever Celeb stylist Britt Bardo and pal Ed Westwick are rumored to appear. It's Chuck Bass, people.
Erin Wasson + RVCA Presentation/Party Milk Studios Feb. 18, 9–11 p.m. Erin Wasson, Julie Gilhart, and since he's not partying it up himself, Alex Wang. This is the new hot-sweaty party to be seen at.
Julian Louie After-Party BEast, 171 E. Broadway Feb. 19, 9 p.m. (after fashion show) He used to work for Calvin Klein, so Francisco Costa may show up to offer congrats. He's fashion's newest "It" designer. Make friends now.
Fall 2009 Fashion Week Party Guide