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Parties among the fashion elite may seem like a bunch of Champagne, model poses, gorgeous outfits, and shoes that are impossible to walk in yet miraculously great on the dance floor. But, there's more to it for guests. We’re not just talking about maintaining some sense of Instagram and Snapchat etiquette. Instead, we mean the challenge of reading body language and recognizing the fashion pack's most common social cues. Ahead, we prepped a little cheat sheet.
We threw a party after last night's CFDA Awards, and some of our guests provided us with their own best GIF-able moment. To the naked eye, they're flirty and charming, but we couldn't help but think they'd be mighty useful as a guide to many of the expressions you might find yourself face-to-face with at your next fashion bash. Enjoy the air kisses and subtle side-eye now, and remember them for later. Just in case.
Photographed by Sam Cannon.