We attend New York Fashion Week for the fashion, of course—but not everyone is as invested in the designs as they are in the parties, which are always epic. Here’s where the models, celebrities and other A-list attendees will be spotted between shows.
The Gucci Art Wall
Any blogger or influencer worth her salt will snap a picture in front of Gucci's new art wall at some point. The mural was designed by San Francisco–based illustrator Jayde Fish, a favorite muse of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, and the spot will refresh with different collaborators throughout the year. #GucciArtWall
The Blond At 11 Howard
This relatively new and über-sceney hotel is where Carine Roitfeld throws parties for Kate Upton and Martha Hunt dances until dawn. This season it promises to be the place to see and be seen after the shows.
At least a few parties are planned for this new-ish Chrystie Street space, but if you're not on the list, we suggest finding someone who is.
Most hot spots flame out in the city quickly and without fanfare, but Gilded Lily is still going strong three years after opening. Its celeb fans include the Kardashian-Jenner clan, models like Alessandra Ambrosio and Cindy Crawford and assorted New York City socialites—look for them on the banquettes well past 2am throughout the week.
Vandal is part of the Tao group, notorious for its debauchery-encouraging party spaces from New York to Vegas and beyond. This particular venue is all very now, covered in street art rather than gallery pieces, with food inspired by vendors rather than Michelin-starred chefs. Everyone who is anyone will be spotted within its graffitied walls at some point during the week.
Up & Down
If it's good enough for Dior (which just threw a party here recently), it's undoubtedly good enough for the rest of the fashion week glitterati—we're expecting lots of celeb-filled snaps from this trendy joint.
We can think of worse places to mingle during NYFW than this industrial-chic, dumpling-abundant Chinatown hideaway. If you don't find yourself doing some obligatory socializing here as part of the week's festivities, we suggest you grab a date at the end of a long night and cozy in for some shared plates instead.