As darkness fell on the first day of New York Fashion Week, we headed west to check out some art courtesy of Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld's curation, and show off our faux fur at PETA's fashion week party.
The first stop was a warehouse on the desolate Washington Street where Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida were hosting RETNA: The Hallelujah World Tour. The open and dim space smelled of fresh paint (there were splatters of it on the floor) and graffiti artist RETNA's canvases filled with abstract black and white symbols lined the walls. The crowd, sipping on what we're pretty sure was straight vodka, was as eclectic as the art itself. Fashion folk like Eddie Borgo and proud mama Carine Roitfeld mingled with a young flock of skateboarders (boards in tow), older women in hulking fur coats, and disheveled yet chic Parisian-looking men.
Next, we hit up Stella McCartney's meatpacking boutique for the PETA Fashion Week Party. DJ Lady Bunny manned the turntables while Tim Gunn held court in a corner entertaining a cluster of giddy girls. Attendees kept their eyes on the step and repeat for anti-fur celebs like Joan Jett and Taraji P. Henson, who recently posed for PETA's 'I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur' ad campaign.