The Hamptons suck wind this weekend as Manhattan’s flowery set forsakes the L.I.E. for an even smoggier lie: heavy-hitter Fashion Week parties! First up, the opening of Roberto Cavalli’s ballyhooed Just Cavalli flagship on Fifth Avenue. Later, moody rockers The Hours play the Prada Store in SoHo (why didn’t Dylan think of this?) for a bash involving Brit art star Damien Hirst and his newly infamous diamond-encrusted platinum skull (what we would give to know the identity of the dimwit who paid $100 million for that piece of crap!). All this after a day of shows from Vera Wang (why catch her at Bryant Park when you can now catch her at Kohl’s in Flushing, we ask?), Tracy Reese and up-and-coming Thakoon (“I’m not excited about anything except to be finished with all this and go away!” said refreshingly unguarded designer Thakoon Panichgul. “A couple of days pool side at the Raleigh in Miami will solve everything for me!”) If you crave some spiritual cleansing after all this toxic tumult, head to Cinema Village, where Milarepa, a new film about a great saint of Tibet who turned good after dallying with black magic and murder, opens. We feel calmer already.
[Just Cavalli Flagship Opening, 665 Fifth Avenue, 6 p.m.; Prada Party with The Hours, Prada SoHo, 575 Broadway, 9 p.m.; Vera Wang, 10 a.m., Tracy Reese, 11 a.m., Thakoon, 4 p.m., www.mbfashionweek.com; Milarepa at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, www.milarepamovie.com]