There’s something about New York City in September. Maybe it’s crispness of the air as fall sets in or maybe it’s the influx of models, celebs and influencers in town for New York Fashion Week. Anyone that follows fashion, knows that if you want to see and be seen in your best street-style, you need to be in New York in September for NYFW. And anyone who’s anyone will be at the unofficial kick-off gala: Harper’s BAZAAR ICONS Party at The Plaza Hotel. We were there with a few some of our elite and best-dressed members for an Elite Experience to remember, but first champagne!
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.”
–F. Scott Fitzgerald
After a few toasts at The Champagne Bar, it was time to make a grand entrance at the ICONS party. This year, global fashion director, Carine Roitfeld selected 10 icons to highlight in the September Icons issue of Harper’s Bazaar. These Icons were hand-picked by Roitfeld herself for shaking up their respected industries and included Christy Turlington, Regina King, Awkwafina, Shailene Woodley, Lakeith Stanfield, Céline Dion, Kate Moss, Alek Wek, Devon Aoki and 15-time Grammy winner and New York native Alicia Keys, who ended the night with a powerhouse performance and had every person in attendance singing Empire State of Mind.
The following day, members were whisked away via limousine to attend designer runway shows. The VIP treatment continued in the hospitality suite where members were treated to more champagne and lite bites. A stylist was on hand for hair and make-up touchups throughout the day to ensure everyone was photo-ready for every selfie and street style photographer in the city.
There’s nothing like fashion week in New York City and we can’t wait to do it again next season.
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