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When planning an event, location is everything. But there are some additional concerns in the summer. Too hot, and that rooftop fete you envisioned is more like a scenic meltfest. Summer showers, on the other hand, can call a party quits quicker than you can say "spiked lemonade." So, this week's parties offer up an interesting experiment in seasonal dressing when you're not quite sure what you're gonna get.
It was an absolute torential downpour, for example, during Coach's annual Friends of the High Line party. But, that didn't stop the revelers from turning out and running for cover under canopies of greenery. Likewise, the BEST Collective Winter '15 issue release party at The Roof of The Output battled heat and drizzle with ease. For her part, Alexa Chung chose the stylish 58 Gansevoort as the spot for her Longchamp collaboration dinner. Yes, it's always a gamble when playing dice with Mother Nature and a bunch of good-time-seeking partygoers. But, as they say: No guts, no glory.
Click through for the best snaps from this week's top parties.