From charity events, to magazine launches and after show parties, New York Fashion Week put on quite the show once the sun set. While we might have been busy hunting down models backstage and tracking spring’s hottest trends from the front row, we did manage to set aside some time for the off-runway events that played host to some of fashion’s biggest names. Aside from our own star-studded Modelinia Fashion Week Kickoff Party earlier this week hosted by Jessica Stam, there were also a number of other late night soirees that managed to gather all of our favorite stylish celebs and models in one room. See our list of the top 5 off-runway events of New York Fashion Week below!
1.) Bon Appetit’s Feast or Fashion Dinner with Rachel Roy: Top models Chrissy Teigen and Hilary Rhoda joined Bon Appetit’s Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport, designer Margherita Missoni, and actress Gabrielle Union on the rooftop of the NoMad Hotel at sunset for a an intimate dinner held in Rachel Roy’s honor. The 40 VIP guests were treated to a fashionable feast consisting of lobster minestrone, slow cooked chicken with black truffle, and a selection of sweet dessert options!
2.) The Novak Djokovic Foundation Inaugural Dinner: Days after competing in the US Open, tennis all-star Novak Djokovic hosted a special charity dinner and live auction for an A-list crowd of sports, fashion, business, and entertainment professionals. Notable attendees included Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, Aline Weber, Daria Strokous, and Donna Karen. See the foundation’s homepage for more information about their philanthropic efforts.
3.) Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book Launch Party: The black tie affair held at the Frick was the polar opposite of last year’s rave-style karaoke party, but equally as entertaining. CR cover girl Kate Upton was spotted doing her famous “Cat Daddy” dance, while fellow top models Karen Elson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie, Bar Refaeli, Isabeli Fontana, and Lindsey Wixson made the rounds with the Fashion Week crowd.
4.) Alexander Wang’s Post-Show Party: After stopping by Carine’s Upper East Side fete, the king of Fashion Week parties made his way to his own after party happening at the historic Emigrant Bank building. As Die Antwoord and Busta Rhymes lit up the stage, Wang tore up the dance floor alongside Karlie, Joan Smalls, Erin Heatherton, Liberty Ross, Solange Knowles, and Sara Blomqvist.
5.) Opening Ceremony’s 10th Anniversary Party: To celebrate a decade in the business, founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim turned Webster Hall into multi-level ’90s themed dance party complete with birthday confetti, glow sticks, and a performance by Lil’ Kim herself! OC fans Erin Wasson, Chloe Sevigny, Andrej Pejic, and Anna Della Russo joined in the raucous flashback fun!