It may be the height of summer, but this week, designers, male models, hairstylists and backstage hands were hard at work for the third New York Fashion Week: Men's. Things kicked off with a CFDA-approved opening event, chock full of brand ambassadors - Common, Kellan Lutzl though inquiring minds want to know what happened to Dwyane Wade? - and closed with a more rock 'n' roll party at the John Varvatos store (appropriately, the former CBGB venue). Here, a side by side comparison of the week's bookends.
Location, location location Official opening party: A former warehouse that has been turned into a corporate showcase for Cadillac, where the carmaker has stationed its New York headquarters.
Varvatos after party: The former CBGB in the Bowery that has been turned into a corporate showcase for John Varvatos.
CFDA: The industry.
Varvatos: Models, model wranglers and anyone after a free cocktail - "hot nobodies," as Holly Brubach once called them.
CFDA: Americana, by way of luxury cars and scrubbed-clean designers.
Varvatos: "Dark Rebel Rider."
CFDA: Kellan Lutz, Nick Cannon, Eric Rutherford.
Varvatos: Machine Gun Kelly, Chloe Wise, Jordan Love.
CFDA: Top 40, Oscar and Grammy award-winner Common.
Varvatos: Guns N' Roses opening act and rock 'n' rollers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
CFDA: Travis Mills, who happens to be a NYFW: Men's ambassador.
Varvatos: Rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who then went on to perform at the party for model agency Wilhelmina, where he's signed.
Athletes in the House
CFDA: Professional snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White.
Varvatos: Pro footballer-turned-model Dale Moss.
Pièce de Résistance
CFDA: A restored 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.
Varvatos: A preserved section of CBGB's original wall.
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