Yep, it’s that time of year. Time to break out your mohair jumper and glow-in-the-dark blouson. Just kidding; we don’t know what the trends will be at this year’s New York Fashion Week (known officially as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week). But we do know that from Sept. 4–11, 2014, the Big Apple worships at the sartorial altar. And if you’re in town (and you’re not a fashion editor or an Olsen twin), we’ve rustled up a few ways for you to experience the city at its most stylish.
Not Godzilla in the form of a giant stiletto, instead, the museum exhibit Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe looks at the high-heeled shoe as more than footwear: It’s architecture, power symbol, weapon. With creations from Manolo Blahnik to Alexander McQueen to Christian Louboutin, you’ll not only see shoes in a whole new light, you might also unlock the secrets to understanding women. Sept. 10–Feb. 15, Brooklyn Museum.
Watching Fashion Rocks, a two-hour, 15-performance, runway show-studded extravaganza on TV? #NBD. Watching it live? #ZOMG. Join Ryan Seacrest as he plays host to Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Pitbull, Miranda Lambert, Kiss, Duran Duran, The Band Perry, Rita Ora, Nico & Vinz, Afrojack, and #natch: you. Sept. 9, Barclays Center.
WindowsWear Fashion Window Walking Tour
Some of New York’s best-dressed woman are … mannequins. And where they live is just as magical. Take a two-hour guided walking tour for a peek inside the windows of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, where displays are larger-than-life artistic masterpieces. Various dates; departs from Macy’s Herald Square.
Want to pair your visit to the Killer Heels exhibit with the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots? Broadway Week’s two-for-one prices make it a perfect fit. Or knock a classic off your bucket list with tix to a show like Les Misérables or The Phantom of the Opera. Through Sept. 14.