…and it was swanky, swanky, swanky. Fashion week is only as good as its after parties, and last night's shindig, which celebrated the 58th anniversary of iconic Fashion District building 1407 Broadway (yes, in Manhattan, buildings have birthdays, too) was quite the scene. America's Next Top Model winners Jaslene Gonzales and Caridee English were guests, though honestly I couldn't distinguish them from among the crowd of other incredibly good-looking, well-heeled folks. Someone I did spot: Tommy Hilfiger, who arrived late in the game, flanked by large men in dark suits. Anyway, as you can imagine, I was snapping shots left and right. Here, some of my favorite outifts from the night.
How great is this burnt orange, vintage Pierre Cardin coat? Obviously you can't find it around these days, so try wearing this bright (slightly less-bright, but bright nonetheless) Cole Haan ($389.99) over a dark or neutral-toned fitted dress.
The way this woman so naturally strolled over to the photo wall and struck a pose, I'm going to have to assume she's a model for the designer Zahra Saeed (also present last night), whose clothes she was sporting from head to toe. Saeed's collection comes out in February, but until then you can get a similar look with a light-colored super high-waisted pencil skirt like this one from Roberto Cavalli ($1,275).
I noticed these chunky gladiator sandals from far away and even abandoned my gin and tonic to catch their owner as she walked away. Believe it or not, they're from Forever 21–and they're not available online anymore. Linea Paolo makes a similar version – on sale for $65 at Nordstrom.