fashion week nyc tour Take a Fashion Week-themed tour to learn about fashion before it gets to the runway.
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Miss “Gossip Girl”? Recreate the magic in the real place where the fictional Serena and Chuck laid their heads, the New York Palace Hotel (455 Madison Ave.). This weekend, come dressed as your favorite ‘Girl’ to recreate a Season 1 photo of the cast and compete for prizes. Sept. 5, 4-7 p.m.; Sept. 6, 1-4 p.m.

 

For some, “The Devil Wears Prada” took the shine off the fashion business — or maybe it made you hungrier than ever to grovel at the Manolo Blahniks of style editors. For you, Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg is hosting a Lejay Crème de Cassis cocktail party, with gift bags from Dreamcliq. $15, Sept. 10, 9:30 p.m.

There’s more to fashion than the beautiful people on the runways, and NYC is full of places to see it first hand. Take a Fashion Week Tour led by a professional designer, where you’ll visit the Fashion Walk of Fame and well-known filming spots for shows like “Project Runway,” learn about the garment and retail industries, and take a peek inside a working factory or showroom. $50, Sept. 4-11, www.seeknewyorkllc.com

 

Beauty freebies: Mackage SoHo (123 Mercer St.) is partnering with butter LONDON to give shoppers free manicures in colors that complement the clothing retailer’s fall/winter ’14 collection, while a DJ spins live music. Sept. 6, 1-6 p.m. Over at Chelsea Market,Glamour styles jump off the magazine’s pages at Street Glam (410 W. 16th St.), a pop-up that turns its nose up at couture to celebrate chic everyday style. Along with the fashion, because that’s only half of looking good, stylists will offer makeup applications, skin care treatments, blowouts and more. Sept. 5-7

 

For a long time, art has inspired fashion. Now, designers are getting into the art business themselves. At Opening Ceremony, they’re forgoing a show entirely and will instead stage a one-act play directed by Spike Jonze, in which the performers will wear the brand. Sept. 7, 35 Howard St.

 

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