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As the Spring 23 season begins, here’s everything you need to know about New York Fashion Week, from lively runway moments and the best shoes to celebrity sightings and star-studded parties.

Marshmallow platforms by Proenza Schouler parade on the catwalk

The platform shows no signs of slowing down, but the Spring 23 release might be a bit more comfortable. At least that’s what Proenza Schouler suggested during her Friday show at NYFW, where an A-list of models walked the runway in pairs of plush, padded leather sliding platforms. Stepping out in a white open mesh strappy dress with layers of fringe, model Kendall Jenner sported a version of the padded heels in all white.

Kendall Jenner walks the runway in Proenza Schouler’s Spring/Summer 2023 show.

CREDIT: Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

Chlöe Bailey performs at Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a star-studded NYFW party alongside its signature Fall 22 face, singer Chlöe Bailey. Saks CEO Marc Metrick and Bailey celebrated at L’Avenue de Saks. At the event, guests were treated to a DJ set by DJ Flash Gea and a live performance by Bailey, who sang her hit song “Have Mercy.” For the occasion, she wore a wrap dress embroidered with David Koma sequins, accessorized with an Amina Muaddi leather box bag and translucent Gianvito Rossi sandals. Other guests included Kat Graham, Cassie, James Harden, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Olivia Palermo, Tory Burch, Jennifer Fisher, Christopher John Rogers, LaQuan Smith, Christian Cowan, Adam Lippes and many more.

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Chloe Bailey at the Saks NYFW party.

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Double Take Champions of Adaptive Fashion with Runway

On September 8, the spinal muscular atrophy community teamed up with the non-profit organization Open Style Lab to create a fashion show called Double Take. This show is the first of its kind, utilizing the SMA community throughout the project. SMA is a progressive neuromuscular disease that can impair dexterity, gait and overall strength, making some clothing inaccessible. The show featured clothes designed by Open Style Lab adaptive fashion design fellows, which were designed for members of this community, who even served as models on the show. Some of the pieces included a silver fringed dress with stretch side panels and a suit jacket with a hidden magnetic front closure. “This fashion show is a stepping stone to open the doors not only to fashion, but also to allow people to see that people with disabilities need to be part of every conversation before we can truly be an inclusive and accessible society,” said Sawsan Zakaria, one of the models in the parade.

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Shane and Hannah Burcaw at the Double Take Fashion Show on September 8 in New York City.

CREDIT: Genentech

J.Crew celebrates Brendon Babenzien’s first menswear collection

On Wednesday night, J.Crew celebrated the launch of creative director Brendon Babenzien’s first menswear collection for the company. The festivities took place at the Manhattan Jean’s hot spot and featured a special performance by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Notable guests included Ella Emhoff, daughter of America’s Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and daughter-in-law of US Vice President Kamala Harris, J.Crew Group CEO Libby Wadle and J.Crew Group Chairman of the Board. Crew and director Kevin Ulrich. The special performance was followed by an intimate and private dinner in Indochina with close friends of the brand and Babenzien. In addition to the event, J.Crew officially launched its fall campaign on its website Thursday morning – the collection is now available on to shop, with additional styles continuing to roll out throughout of the season.

Ella Emhoff, Shari Siadat, Elijah Daunte, Brendon Babenzien

(L-R) Ella Emhoff, Shari Siadat, Elijah Daunte and Brendon Babenzien attend J.Crew’s Fall Fashion Party on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in New York City.

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