The Tents, show venue
The Theatre (969 seats)
The Stage (740 seats)
The Studio (396 seats)
The Box (125 seats)
If you’re showing at the tents for Fashion Week, it’s likely that you’ve hit the big league. From Charlotte Ronson to Carolina Herrera, Lincoln Center is a New York editor's epicenter, and it is from here that any real NYFW should (and does) begin.
Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (at Columbus Avenue);212- 875-5456.
Goodness, restaurant: For the second year running, model Elettra Wiedemann has opened her pop-up
restaurant GOODNESS at the Museum of Art and Design. Superchefs Mario Batali, Alain Allegretti, Julian Medina, and Leo Forneas will take turns from the 11 to the 14 to offer up the most delicious – and healthiest, obviously – dishes to the Fashion Week diners. If you’re hoping for Batali’s famously calorific pork belly pasta, you’ll probably be disappointed.
Goodness, 2 Columbus Circle (at 58th and Broadway); no number.
Lincoln, restaurant: The restaurant of choice for midlevel editors and buyers looking to sneak a cocktail between shows. Located at the heart of the uptown fashion week action, the all glass pavilion isn’t the place to plan your night around, but there’s some decent people watching to be done. Oh, and if anyone asks, that’s water. Not a gin and tonic.
Lincoln, 142 West 65th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues); 212-359-6500.
Empire Hotel, hotel / bar: Having seen its cool standing skyrocket with the moving of Fashion Week from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, the Empire is reliving its glory days (and yes, this is Chuck Bass' fictional home). Rachel Zoe is showing her fall '12 collection here, and the rooftop bar is the location for several reasonably exciting fashion parties – a good comeback destination with a
fun but not insanely chic crowd (aka don't the Courtin-Clarins).
Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street (at Columbus Avenue); 212-265-7400.
Starbucks, 1889 Broadway (at 63rd Street); 347-478-5360.
Double Seven, 63 Gansevoort Street (between Washington and Greenwich streets); 646-490-8925.
Boom Boom Room, The Standard Hotel, 848 Washington Street, (at 13th Street); 212-645-4646.
Electric Room at the Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street (at 9th Avenue); 212-229-2559.
Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street (at 10th Avenue); 212-645-2797.
Dream Downtown, hotel: As the flagship of Vikram Chatwal’s luxury hotel group, The Dream is home to Nur Khan’s Electric Room in the basement, the rooftop PHD club, and ground level The Gallery, plus Marble Lane, the restaurant that's popular with celebs like the Biebs. Khan’s notorious pulling power ushers a consistent influx of big name scenesters – though the fashion crew is usually heading below deck for the Electric’s more private ambiance.
Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street (at 9th Avenue); 212-229-2559.
Soho House, 29 9th Avenue (at West 13th Street); 212-627-9800.
Pastis, restaurant: The Pastis crowd runs the fashion and art scene gamut with Theory’s Olivier Theyskens or Purple’s Olivier Zahm frequently stopping for lunch and glass of wine. Maybe it’s the location, maybe it’s the menu, but Pastis never seems to lose its sheen.
Pastis, 9 9th Avenue (at Little West 12th Street); 212-929-4844.
Le Baron, 32 Mulberry Street (at Mosco Street); no number.
Red Egg, club: We hear that Red Egg has great dimsum, but this is Fashion Week—that’s not what we’re here for. Touted as the new Beatrice, the Red Egg crowd is mostly made up of up-and-coming DJs (aka not quite Harley) and models you saw on the runway that morning. While still very hot on the scene, it remains to be seen whether it can keep its footing now that Le Baron has
finally opened its doors. Though scoring the Proenza Schouler after-party is a step in the right direction.
Red Egg, 202 Centre Street (at Howard Street); 212-966-1123.
Pulqueria, 11 Doyers Street (at Bowery); 212-227-309.
Omen, 113 Thompson Street (at Prince Street); 212-925-8923.
Acme, 9 Great Jones Street (between Lafayette Street and Broadway); 212-203-2121.
Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery (at 3rd Street); 212-505-9100.
The Dutch, 131 Sullivan Street (at Prince Street); 212-677-6200.
The Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street); 212- 686-6556.
Super Linda, 109 West Broadway (at Reade Street); no number.
La Caprice, 795 5th Avenue (at 61st Street); 212-940-8195.