Happy first day of Fashion Week. Here’s what’s going on.
Steven Alan is kicking off the day’s shows at Milk Studios. Go to see the the next hot thing in expensive plaid shirts you buy for your boyfriend won’t sufficiently appreciate receiving on his birthday! Also at Milk today is Vena Cava–a favorite of Blake Lively’s (at least until she became Karl Lagerfeld’s number one biddie)–at noon. Up at Lincoln Center, Richard Chai, ally of understated women, will show at 11. Christian Siriano, reality television’s undisputed victor, will show at 7. Rachel Comey will show at Pier 59 at 5. She makes perfect clothes for women who covet menswear.
Carine Roitfeld’s son, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and partner in art Andy Valmorbida will present the first NYC solo exhibition of graffiti artist RETNA (560 Washington Street 6-10). There’s a party at Swarovski Crystallized (499 Broadway, 7-9) purportedly hosted by the “Millionaire Matchmaker.” Call 212-966-3322 to make sure that means Patti Stanger herself and if yes, RSVP. You’ll learn how to “qualify your buyer” and bedazzle some shit at a discounted price. Later, get your female (and male!) gaze on at the GQ Best New Menswear Designer in America event at the Ace Hotel. One of the winners, Michael Bastian, updated the dowdy sportswear brand Gant by infusing it with the entitled dishevelment of libidinous lax bro. Chat him up about the Duke victory last night!