Wednesday, September 3

Lube up, lucky ones! Fashion greases its wheels for the Big Week (give us vodka!) with an FIT Couture Council Luncheon honoring popular gal Isabel Toledo, attended by André Leon Talley (the only man in New York who still looks good in a cape) as well as socialite Fabiola Beracasa; designers, buyers, editors and uncertain combinations of all three, including Ingrid Sischy, Sally Singer, Narciso Rodriguez, Jonathan Newhouse, Kim Hastreiter and Tory Burch; their dermatologist, Patricia Wexler; and everyone’s favorite sartorial emcee, Observer muse Simon Doonan! E-mailed Glenda Bailey, editrix of Harper’s Bazaar, “Isabel’s work is like a tango: Every step is incredibly measured and precise, but when it all comes together, all you see is the elegance. I have admired her for years, but this year I feel especially proud that we are honoring her.” Meanwhile, moderately attractive one-hit wonder Gavin DeGraw plays Terminal 5 and your shrink is back with a tan and some tough love in the wake of your little August relationship relapse. 

[FIT Couture Council honors Isabel Toledo for Artistry of Fashion, Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 11:30 a.m., 212-217-4100; Gavin DeGraw at Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, 8 p.m., www.ticketmaster.com]

mbryan@observer.com

Wednesday, September 3