Mondays taste like ice cream during Fashion Week! Adorable and strangely whip-smart young designer Chris Benz shows off his new collection at secretive old-school literary meeting place the Lotos Club; other shows of note include perennial PETA target Peter Som, grand dame Carolina Herrera and kooky Betsey Johnson. Later on, a much-hyped party thrown by the label Joie—designed by Serge Azria, older brother of Max—takes over the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, hosted by model Lily Donaldson, along with rock-daughter and professional, um, cool person for hire Theodora Richards and both children of Carine Roitfeld: busty model—boiinnng!—Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and mysterious and supposedly hot Vladimir. O.K., that’s it: We officially need a taco and a movie ticket.
[Fashion Week schedule, http://mbfashionweek.com/newyork/; Joie party, the Rose Bar, 2 Lexington Avenue, 10 p.m. 646-747-2369]