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10.1.2013

Party Down At Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week inevitably summons a flurry of fantastic parties with musical performances, celebrity cameos and bottomless open bars (always a favorite of the Milk editorial cohort). Unsurprisingly, the last few days have largely blended into one wild bender. Here’s a recap of a few particularly memorable events that may only be hazy recollections to the members of the fashion flock who attended.

MILK STUDIOS

Well, duh. Last Wednesday, the cavernous loading dock of Milk Studios was transformed into a temporary concert venue for the controversially self-proclaimed King of New York: Kendrick Lamar (who hails from Los Angeles, of course). In front of a downtown crowd with the likes of Knicks center Tyson Chandler, A-Trak, Theophilus London and flocks of models such as Joan Smalls, Kendrick wore a vintage NWA tee while whipping through hits including “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Money Tree.” After the performance, Travis Scott joined the Been Trill clique to hammer out a #very #turnt set of drill anthems as the frenzy continued on.

ALEXANDER WANG AT PIER 17

Another season, another off-the-wall after banger from Alexander Wang. He’s hosted past ragers with themes including bank robberies, frat parties and pop-up carnivals—and this time he invited his tribe down to the soon-to-be-demolished mall by the South Street Seaport. Surrealism abounded on Saturday night: After guests traveled up two sets of elevators, they were confronted by a throng of revelers guzzling booze and sneaking smokes in a food court that evoked memories of childhood in suburbia (well, except for video installations and neon-illuminated Japanese arcades).

OPENING CEREMONY AT SUPERPIER

After a presentation that featured models emerging from vehicles, Opening Ceremony turned a garage overlooking the Hudson River into a mobbed, nearly pitch-black rave. Guests numbered in the thousands, a swarm that included attendees such as Rashida Jones, J.R. Smith and the R&B crooner Miguel. Gift bags included one of this season’s more coveted accessories: Cronuts!

LET’S PANIC PARTY AT HIGH LINE HOTEL

It got weird in the best way possible at the launch party for Let’s Panic Magazine, the lovechild of photographer Greg Kadel and Editor in Chief Aaron Ward. The magazine is a collaboration that explores individuality and unrestrained creativity. Based on what went down during the party, the Let’s Panic crew is big on unrestrained as two naked Boy Girls winded their way through a crowded room that also included models Frida Gustavsson and Maryna Linchuk.

V MAGAZINE AT LE POISSON ROUGE

Le Poisson Rouge, a concert hall in the West Village, is best known for performances by indie acts like San Fermin or Dubstep showcases with grating Autobots-having-sex acoustics. But on Saturday, V Magazine upped the wattage with a performance by Lady Gaga (who casually wandered the room beforehand). The crowd included Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton and the ATL Twins, a congregation whose diversity was made even more entertaining by a thumping stream of Rick Ross and Chief Keef records supplied by Funkmaster Flex.

Photos by Tracy Bailey Jr & Rafael Di Celio

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