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2022-09-09 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine This Week in Parties: New York Fashion Week Kicks Off

This Week in Parties: New York Fashion Week Kicks Off

On Thursday afternoon, The Armory Show held a special preview of its art fair at the Javits Center. The show opens to the public today, and runs through September 11.

Paul Rudd
Elizabeth Pepperman, Paul Rudd, and Nicholas Baume
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Dustin Yellin
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Nicole Berry and Anderson Cooper
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Legacy Russell
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Kim Heirston-Evans and Audrey Gruss
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Emilie Demon
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Jared Leto
Jared Leto
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Meanwhile, Hank Willis Thomas celebrated his show at Jack Shainman Gallery with an opening party at Bar Chrystie at Public Hotel.

Steve Wilson and Hank Willis Thomas
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Ashley Artis and Stephanie Colbert
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Chana Ewing and Tiffany Minott
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Andrew Laporte and Hannah Mussette
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Also on Thursday, Saks and Chloe Bailey celebrated the start of New York Fashion Week with a cocktail party at L’Avenue at Saks.

Tory Burch
Tory Burch
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LaQuan Smith
LaQuan Smith
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Ivy Getty
Ivy Getty
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Alejandra Alonso Rojas and Batsheva Hay
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Marc Metrick and Tracy Margolies
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Candace Bushnell
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Later that night, Bergdorf Goodman also held a fashion week celebration at its men’s store. The evening featured performances Karen Elson (who dedicated a song to Queen Elizabeth) and Symone.

Karen Elson, Symone
Karen Elson and Symone
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Evan Mock
Evan Mock, Wes Gordon, and Paul Arnhold
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Marisa Abela and Chloe Fineman
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Joanna Gong and Reema Chopra
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On Wednesday, the Black in Fashion Council held a New York Fashion Week dinner at Maison Close.

Lindsay Peoples, Asia Milia Ware, Sandrine Charles
Lindsay Peoples, Asia Milia Ware, and Sandrine Charles
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Amiraa Vee
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Jennifer Pauline and Zerina Akers
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Danielle Prescod
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Chrissy Rutherford and Telsha Anderson
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Meanwhile, Aerin Lauder hosted an intimate dinner at the Estée Lauder Townhouse to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her brand, and the launch of Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom.

Tabitha Simmons, Aerin Lauder
Tabitha Simmons and Aerin Lauder
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Asad Syrkett and Lauren duPont
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Johanna Ortiz
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Yuki Zhao
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On Tuesday, Harlem’s Fashion Row and LVMH held an afterparty at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening featured a performance by Cam’ron.

Brandice Daniel and Freddie Leiba
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Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
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Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien
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June James
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