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  • Generation W Likes to Party - Stefano Tonchi and Kanye West
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Ciara
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Allison Williams and Joseph Altuzarra
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Michelle Dockery
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Irina Shayk and Ciara. Photo by BFAnyc.com.
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Frankie Rayder and Karen Elson
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Craig McDean and Rachel Zoe
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Giovanna Battaglia
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Izabel Goulart and Lily Aldridge
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Rose McGowan
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Tabitha Simmons, Frankie Rayder, Karen Elson, and Dustin Yellin
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Danai Gurira
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Zachary Quinto and Richard Chai
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Crystal Renn and Etienne Russo
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Olivia Bee
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Pat McGrath and Ciara
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Tabitha Simmons and Craig McDean
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Mia Moretti, Cleo Wade, and Caitlin Moe
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Phoebe Stephens and Annette Stephens
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Harry Brant, Constance Jablonski and Peter Brant Jr.
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Princess Maria Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Harry Brant
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Laure Heriard Dubreuil
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Stefano Tonchi, Giovanna Battaglia, and Chris Brainard
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Laura Love
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Alexis Dahan, Annabelle Dexter Jones, and Ann Dexter Jones
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Johan Lindeberg
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Carly Cushnie, Max Osterweis, and Michelle Ochs
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Susanne Bartsch
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Dao-yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Ana Khouri
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Kate Foley and Kyleigh Kuhn
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Lindsay Ellingson
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Stefano Tonchi and Italo Zucchelli
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Anne V
  • Generation W Likes to Party - Photo by BFAnyc.com.
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    Stefano Tonchi and Kanye West. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Ciara. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Allison Williams and Joseph Altuzarra. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Michelle Dockery. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Irina Shayk and Ciara. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Frankie Rayder and Karen Elson. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Craig McDean and Rachel Zoe. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Giovanna Battaglia. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Izabel Goulart and Lily Aldridge. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Rose McGowan. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Tabitha Simmons, Frankie Rayder, Karen Elson, and Dustin Yellin. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Danai Gurira. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Zachary Quinto and Richard Chai. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Crystal Renn and Etienne Russo. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Olivia Bee. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Pat McGrath and Ciara. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Tabitha Simmons and Craig McDean. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Mia Moretti, Cleo Wade, and Caitlin Moe. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Phoebe Stephens and Annette Stephens. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Harry Brant, Constance Jablonski and Peter Brant Jr. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Princess Maria Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Harry Brant. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Laure Heriard Dubreuil. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Stefano Tonchi, Giovanna Battaglia, and Chris Brainard. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Laura Love. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Alexis Dahan, Annabelle Dexter Jones, and Ann Dexter Jones. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Johan Lindeberg. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Carly Cushnie, Max Osterweis, and Michelle Ochs. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Susanne Bartsch. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Dao-yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Ana Khouri. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Kate Foley and Kyleigh Kuhn. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Lindsay Ellingson. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Stefano Tonchi and Italo Zucchelli. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Anne V. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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    Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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Generation W Likes to Party

If there’s been a venue theme thus far during Fashion Week, it would be “take me to the river”: Marc Jacobs is returning to Chelsea Piers for his Marc by Marc Jacobs show; Alexander Wang took over piers 94 and 17 for his spring 2014 show and after-party, respectively; and Opening Ceremony has launched a week-long extravaganza on the Hudson water front.

W Magazine took a different tact, hitting the Financial District Monday night, when it hosted cocktails, along with the photographer Craig McDean and Jaeger-LeCoultre, for its Generation W story of up-and-coming talent in the October issue. Not exactly a nocturnal stomping ground, as the line of black SUVs snaking through deserted streets attested, but the destination, 20 Exchange Place, proved well worth the trek.

Built in 1929 as the City Bank-Farmers building, the Art Deco-style building was intended to surpass the Empire State building in height. While it failed on that front (it’s currently being developed into a combo of residential rentals and office space), its English oak, nickel and marble (45 varieties!) lobby was a majestic backdrop to fashion, Hollywood and art’s hottest stars.

That point was driven home by a gorgeous asteroid video installation by the artist Jennifer Steinkamp, that was projected onto the vaulted ceiling. (Coincidentally, the watches on display were from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Celestial collection. Talk about kismet.)

“If you stare at it, it’s like being on mushrooms,” said one guest as she watched the rocks collide overhead.

Other collisions were occurring across the room: Karen Elson, Anouck Lepere and Frankie Rayder made something of a supermodel sandwich; Andre Balazs caught up with Angela Lindvall; Valentino honcho Carlos Souza gushed over Michelle Dockery, and the young photographer Michael Avedon made a beeline for Renzo Rosso.

“I used to work in fashion, but I couldn’t handle it,” said another guest, surveying the scene. “I do war photography now. At least there you know where the bullets are coming from.”

Perhaps, but there was nothing but love in this particular room. Especially for the collection of lithe young ladies frolicking from admirer to admirer.

“I feel badly for all these models,” said one fellow with a healthy dose of sarcasm. “They don’t get enough attention at fashion parties.”

Well, at least those with less obviously glowing prospects in their futures could sit down with tarot card reader, Tanwi Nandini, who had a corner station. You know, so they could see what was written in the stars. Get it? I know.