While the rest of Manhattan prepared for another week of work at the office, the New York Fashion Week masses were back on the saddle for another evening of parties. The lot of stops on the trail were nothing short of epic.
To start, Versace hosted a runway show turned raging party to welcome Anthony Vaccarello into the family as the designer for Versace diffusion line, Versus. Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice, Naomi Campbell, Skrillex, and, of course, Donatella and Allegra Versace attended. indie rocker St. Vincent performed for the crowd while a candy cart full of Versace branded candy was passed around including chocolate lollipops imprinted with the signature Medusa logo.
A mass of mega models took over No.8 for a fundraiser benefitting The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Action hosted by Jourdan Dunn who was joined by BFFs Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, Erin Wasson and Alek Wek. It goes without saying that no carbs were consumed throughout the evening, but the supermodel star wattage made for one hell of a party with a charitable payoff to boot.
Across the street, the newest CFDA darlings Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow took over Gilded Lily for their Public School post-show party. The two designers collaborated with artist du moment Daniel Arsham who echoed his idea from earlier runway show to cover the whole damn place in white confetti. Party goers including Joe Jonas, Gigi Hadid, and superstar milliner Gigi Burris waded through the sea of white confetti. Though the highlight came when an entire marching band complete with a troupe of sequin covered dancers and a spunky drum line filed into the hotspot and performed booming pop anthems while additional confetti fired into the air.
Opening Ceremony originally opted to host their annual after-party at SPACE Ibizia’s new outpost in midtown west, but a burst pipe left designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon scrambling for a new party space. Despite the complications, the usual harem of support made it to 42West at The OUT Hotel instead, including the cast of characters used in the brand’s Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill-directed play that followed the spring 2015 runway show.