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NYFW Lincoln Center RestaurantsThe Fashionistas are Coming
The Upper West Side is looking more fashionable than usual this September 4–11. The Mercedes-Benz Spring 2015 Fashion Week should feel right at home in Lincoln Center. What other event can match the drama, performance and costumes of the NYC Ballet and Metropolitan Opera? From a pack of Conde Nast editors led by Anna Wintour, to fashion fixtures like Victoria Beckham and Olivia, to an ever-evolving list of street-style stars, it’s good to be front row for the over 78 fashion shows on schedule this year.
We hear that Spring 2015 will bring Western-inspired fringe, African safari influences and graphic prints, at least according to Jason Wu’s interview with WWD. Either way, we are ready to be impressed. The hottest shows include Jenny Packham, Monique L’Huillier and Charlotte Ronson, exhibiting underneath the big tent. If you happen to find yourself in Lincoln Center, Boulud’s corner empire of Sud, Epicerie and Bar serve up the best cocktails and food for those who like high-end bites. Prefer to spend your big bucks on your wardrobe? The Smith offers the best people-watching outdoors. We get our caffeine fix at Le Pain Quotodien, where the iced soy latte with agave syrup is a ritual come 3pm. Just a few blocks away (totally manageable in sky-high Valentinos) Nougatine in the Trump International Hotel still has the best prix-fixe lunch deal and terrace to soak in the last of summer. Even better, check into the hotel to be within walking distance to Lincoln Center, and save those Uber surge charges for your car service to the after-parties. If you’re looking for a fashionable restaurant to match the Fashion Week event, Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental just unveiled a new, more modern American menu with a refresh on décor. Because you know, in fashion and food, change is good.
NYFW action extends beyond Lincoln Center – many designers, including CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu and Vera Wang, have moved off-campus to show in downtown locales. And while Lincoln Center is suitable for the daytime, all the parties are downtown. Expect the Soho House to be packed with the downtown crew during the day, and come night, if you’re not on JD’s list at PHD at the Dream or personally know the doorman at Tao Downtown, you’re definitely not getting in. Unless, of course, you buy two tables and show up with a bevy of models. It’s fashion week, after all.
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