New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Must-Sees (PHOTOS)

Carine Roitfeld gets a movie, Kate Moss goes on display, and Francisco Costa celebrates 10 years at Calvin Klein. See the highlights of New York Fashion Week.

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New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off Thursday. Francisco Costa celebrates 10 years at Calvin Klein, Carine Roitfeld is the subject of an intimate new documentary, and Kate Moss goes on display at an exhibition of Peter Lindbergh's work. See our picks of what not to miss this season. 

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Carine Roitfeld Gets a Documentary

After 10 strong years as editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld left her highly coveted position to explore her creativity and focus on a personal project of her own—starting up a fashion magazine. Mademoiselle C, a film made by Fabien Constant, documents the inner workings behind Roitfeld’s new magazine, CR Fashion Book, starting with its conception and leading up to its fall 2012 launch. In lines with other fashion docu-films like The September Issue or Bill Cunningham New York, Mademoiselle C shows a balance of Roitfeld’s personal and professional lives, from the birth of her grandchild Romy (to which Roitfeld asked, "Am I going to fall in my super high heels?" when holding her for the first time) to working with her three “Fairy Godfathers”: Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, and Riccardo Tisci. Plus, there are a few hilarious scenes of Lagerfeld playing with children.


3.1 Phillip Lim Designs for Target

Another Fashion Week, another Target collaboration: this season welcomes the highly anticipated collaboration between the retailer and Phillip Lim. Following in the footsteps of other major fashion house Target collections including Proenza Schouler and Prabal Gurung, the 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration will consist of a hundred pieces for men and women ranging from $19.99 to $299.99. And, judging from the collection's look book, the collection is reminiscent of Lim's ready-to-wear, including many of the designer's signature items, such as his leopard-print and cartoon-style graphic tops. Launching on September 15, the collection is themed by three sections: morning, noon, and night, and is meant to fill voids in customer's everyday outfits. From casualwear to working attire, the line ranges from sweatshirts and lounge pants to suits and leather jackets.

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Opening Ceremony Joins NYFW

While Opening Ceremony has held presentations for its collaborations during past Fashion Weeks (think Chloë Sevigny’s protest-themed presentation for her OC line last season) the 10-year-old brand is finally making its own runway debut. To celebrate its first foray into Fashion Week, OC designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will also be hosting a pop-up market for the week called Opening Ceremony BTW (By the Water) at Pier 57 on the Hudson River. Inside the market, customers will have access to special collections including Rihanna for River Island and DKNY's exclusive line for OC. With other activities in the works, like an Estée Lauder nail salon and quick eats from various food vendors—including the very popular cronut makers from Dominique Ansel Bakery—OC's market will be the perfect relaxation spot in the midst of Fashion Week chaos. The market will remain open through the end of Fashion Week on September 12, but Pier 57 may see OC again, as the brand is looking at establishing the space there permanently come 2015.

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Francisco Costa's 10 Years at Calvin Klein

This one's a season to celebrate! Calvin Klein’s creative director, Francisco Costa, is celebrating his 10 years at the brand. Costa began as women's creative director at Calvin Klein in 2004 and has since developed himself, and the Calvin Klein brand, into two of fashion's most recognized names. Since joining Calvin Klein, Costa has received the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award twice, and assisted the classic sportwear line in developing red carpet-worthy dresses. Through Costa's eyes, Calvin Klein's minimalism, sophistication, and wearability have been able to stay relevant since the house's creation in 1968. As an homage to his work and dedication to the aesthetic, the design house has decided to change its usual show location from its headquarters to the brand-new Spring Studios in Tribeca (another not-to-miss Fashion Week spot).

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Peter Lindbergh's Stunning Photographs

Art dealer, curator (and son of Carine RoitfeldVladimir Restoin-Roitfeld will present a new exhibition, Peter Lindbergh, opening September 9 on East 78th Street. The show will highlight Lindbergh's long career as a fashion photographer—including his work for Vogue Italia in the early 1980s. The exhibition honors his career span of over 30 years of work, featuring photographs hand-selected by Lindbergh himself from his personal archives. There will be 35 black-and-white photographs on display, many of which are rare portraits of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington, and more. 

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Bar Naná

While some may feel the nightlife wonder of the Meatpacking District has come and gone, Bar Naná is ready to bring the fun back to Gansevoort Street. Launching during Fashion Week, the soon-to-be hotspot will be host to some major after-parties this season, including those of Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, and Public School. Pulling its name from Emile Zola's 1880 novel Nana, the bar has an atmosphere that's a unique blend of South American and French charm. Under the reins of a serious team of hospitality veterans including Jimmy Haber, David Rabin, Raphael Chejade-Bloom, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Jeffrey Jah, and Samantha Wasser, Naná will have a vintage-meets-modern interior and will feature special performances and custom staff uniforms by Olivier Theyskens. 

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Spring Studios Comes to New York

Spring Studios, the London-based multichannel creative agency, is finally coming to New York. Though it's not set to open officially till later this fall, the new Spring Studios unveils a beautiful new space in Tribeca—including glossy new production facilities, a gallery, a roof deck, and a restaurant—just in time for Fashion Week. This week, for it's soft launch, Spring will play host to the Target & 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration celebration, as well as Calvin Klein's runway show and after-party.

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Pharrell Williams Collaborates With Artist Daniel Arsham

What do you get when you put together singer and fashion fan Pharrell Williams, artist Daniel Arsham, and a reconstituted keyboard and drum machine? On September 11, Arsham will unveil new artwork inspired by Pharrell’s instruments from the beginning of his musical career in the 1980s at the Standard, East Village. According to a press release, Arsham “has located, uncovered, and recast an original keyboard and drum machine in volcanic ash, rusted steel, crystal, and carbon dust” making each item look like “anthropological relics” just being discovered. This unique blend of art worlds will also feature an interactive component, with each viewer having the opportunity to touch the objects with gloves, thus becoming a part of the piece.

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Estée Lauder Hits the Guggenheim

To close New York Fashion Week in style, Estée Lauder is launching its new fragrance, "Modern Muse," starring supermodel Arizona Muse as the face. To celebrate the fragrance's debut, the brand will host a launch party at the Guggenheim on September 12. Keeping the fragrance in mind, the party’s theme is centered around the idea of a muse and what it represents, asking guests to bring their muse with them to the event. Plus, the Dolls—playful duo Mia Moretti & Margot—will perform at the event and DJ a special, muse-inspired soundtrack.

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Jeff Koons x Dom Pérignon

Talk about old meets new: artist Jeff Koons has been commissioned by luxury Champagne producer Dom Pérignon to design a limited-edition "Balloon Venus" wine holder and bottle. The case is a down-sized version of Jeff Koons's Balloon Venus magenta sculpture. The artistic collaboration will be available on September 10 for with two different wines, a Vintage 2004 and a Rosé Vintage 2003—and will, of course, come along with a splashy (and Champagne-filled) launch party next Tuesday.