While Marc Jacobs' New York Fashion Week parties are legendary, the hottest ticket this season was the fabulously hip Alexander Wang's party on Saturday night (12 September) which is bound to be remembered as the best of the week.
Held at a Westside downtown gas station, the line for the party began forming even before the bars were set up, with partygoers keen to secure a spot inside. Guests at the party included only the most beautiful, fashionable and successful members of the fashion elite from Theodora Richards, model-turned-actress Devon Aoki and Wang model-designer bestie Erin Wasson, to Lily Donaldson and Agyness Deyn, who debuted her new jet black hairdo to much approval from fellow guests. While the champagne and vodka poured freely, guests were truly able to get into the renegade vibe of the event by raiding the store's fridges and shelves, naughtily carting six-packs of beer outside to chug by the gas pumps and taking in performances by Brooklyn favourite Santigold and Courtney Love, whose set included a cover of Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes.
Pixie Geldof, Alice Dellal, Will Blondelle, Jamie Burke and Mischa Barton were also spotted, with Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and wife Etty being escorted in through the port-a-potties as they rushed to catch Love's set. The night ended with a massive dance party that extended to the stage where Wang himself, in an oversized white T-shirt, threw down some moves with his friends and fans. Hundreds of people never even made it past the clipboards as the event reached capacity so early on, with a similar situation expected tonight (14 September) at Marc Jacobs post-show soirée. It remains to be seen if Marc can snatch back the party king crown this evening, at this point it looks like the baton's already been passed. And Courtney even took the time to twitter us after the party: courtneylover79 @grazia_live: 'im going to get my grazia out and take a sonata. i had a night with mr wang isnt he adorable? was fun, love your mag! night’
Ah, we love New York fashion week..
Fiona Byrne in New York