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The Ten Types of People You See at Fashion Week

We’re told that Fashion Week is all about the clothes, but it’s actually way more fun to gawk at the characters who descend on Lincoln Center and the other venues throughout town. Sure, these citizens of Fashion World exist in regular life — whether shooting street style in downtown Manhattan or shopping at the finest furriers in Moscow — but there’s something about the proximity to runways and next season’s new looks that makes merely stylish men and women into instant archetypes. Whether it’s the heiress D.J. with a few too many side jobs or that highly social editor whom you’ve spotted from across a party, the Cut asked illustrator Peter Arkle to sketch out the ten types of people you’ll spot this week, even if you’re sitting front row or just browsing the Internet. We’re not naming names, but click below for a little fashion anthropology.

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Nightlife Heiress/D.J./Cokehead/Shoe Designer/Instagram Star

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Menswear Pre-1976 Heritage Tumblr-Blogger/Model

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Veteran Editor With Children-As-Accessories (Saturdays Only)

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Seat-Stealing Junior Buyer in a Fascinator

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Totally Black-Clad Power-Tripping PR Intern

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Shivering Model With Her Leather Jacket and Chanel 2.55

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Street-Style Photographer Who Stands Posing, Not Shooting

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Dandy Freelance Journalist Whose Byline You’ve Never Seen

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Twenstysomething Fashion Blogger Who Only Changes in Front of Her Driver

Photo: Peter Arkle

The Rich Russian in Fur

The Ten Types of People You See at Fashion Week