Helloooo, Fashion Week! (Oops, sorry, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week … not that we found an SL550 Roadster under our Christmas tree … ahem.) After the spate of tweed-and-cozy-sweater literary events of January, New York gets back to what it does best: looking good and acting bitchy! Note to self: Finish up that Master Cleanse, buy a pair of spiky black dominatrix heels, and try not to get run over by the 6-foot-tall, freaky-featured teenage Russians infesting Bryant Park. … And then get to Rockefeller Center, where GQ lathers up a slew of hot young buck designers. (When did male fashion designers get so … straight?) GQ editor Jim Nelson joins ageless Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, to toast the Best New Menswear Designers in America, which include throwback-sounding brands Gilded Age, Engineered Garments, Obedient Sons and Spurr (giddyup!), not to mention cult shirt designer Steven Alan, who’s been waging a one-man war against the ironing board for years!
[GQ + CFDA party, 620 Fifth Avenue, 7 p.m., invite only]