The Best-est Party Looks of New York Fashion Week, Day 1

Quavo, Cardi B, Olivia Palermo, and Nicki Minaj. Photo: Getty Images/GC Images/Shutterstock

During Fashion Week, the after-parties are as much of an event as the show itself. When else can you make multiple outfit changes between multiple parties? For the first night of New York Fashion Week spring 2019, celebrities and models chose to go big with sequins — just look at Nicki Minaj and Romee Strijd. Cardi B, at the Jeremy Scott after-party, changed into her second leopard ensemble of the day. She looked a little like the models in Scott’s last show for Moschino, with Jackie Onassis–inspired hair. Who wore the best look? Scroll to see everyone below.

Best Couples Costume: Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson

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At the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards.

Best Headpiece: Linda Fargo

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At the Bergdorf Goodman ‘Noir’ opening party.

Best Leopard Print: Cardi B

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At the Jeremy Scott spring 2019 party at Playboy Club New York.

Best Message: Quavo with 21 Savage

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At the Jeremy Scott spring 2019 party at Playboy Club New York.

Best Monochrome: Nicki Minaj

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At the Daily Front Row’s 2018 Fashion Media Awards.

Best Astrology-Inspired Look: Zanna Roberts Rassi

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At the unveiling of Restoration Hardware’s RH New York.

Best Matching Metallics: Jasmine Tookes and Romee Strijd

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At Russell James’s Angels Book Launch.

Best Pajama Suit: Olivia Palermo

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At the 10 Corso Como New York opening.

Best Ladylike Dress: Dascha Polanco

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Harper’s BAZAAR

At the launch of the Saks IT List Townhouse.

Best Body Art: Suhailah Wali

Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Belvedere

At Belvedere Vodka Launches Laolu Senbanjo 2018 limited-edition bottle.

Best ’90s Minimalism: Andreea Diaconu

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At True Botanicals & Inez & Vinoodh’s end-of-summer party.

Best Cowboy Interpretation: Twin Shadow

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At J Brand’s private concert to celebrate their FW 18 collection.

Best Prep Revival: Stan Smith

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At the launch of the book Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe. 

Best White After Labor Day: Martha Stewart

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At FIT’s 2018 Couture Council Luncheon honoring Narciso Rodriguez.

The Best-est Party Looks of New York Fashion Week Day One