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It's that time again to bust out your favorite pair of sky-high wedge heels and that awesome, super flattering-it's-almost-disgusting party shirt you've had in your closet since before the holiday binge because Fashion Week is upon us. For the next week and a half, we'll be keeping tabs on the coolest parties happening around New York City and, even though most of them are invite-only, we'll use our (mildly) scientific methods to calculate your odds of getting in. Just remember to drink lots of water before you go to bed, kids! 

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WHAT: Milk Presents APE at FINALE
EXPECT: Milk Studios kicks off fashion week with a curiously primate-themed bash featuring "giant APEs," dancing cheerleaders and balloons. DJ Carl Kennedy will provide the tunes and fashion shutterbug Ben Watts will shoot all the action. For guests that prefer photos a little more 'selfie-style,' there will also be a Watts-esque photobooth complete with props.
WHERE: FINALE, 199 Bowery
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6; 10pm-4am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

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WHAT: Galore Pop-Up
EXPECT: Andrej Pejic and Cat Marnell host an opening night bash for fashion party boys Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat's new model-centric mag, Galore, and its NYFW pop-up shop centered on their t-shirt collab with What Goes Around Comes Around and Pejic. Tennessee Thomas and DJ Jaziah will provide the tunes and while you mingle, scope pieces from Frederick's of Hollywood's vintage archive.
WHERE: What Goes Around Comes Around, 440 Lafayette St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6; 8pm-10pm
RSVP: Invite-only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 80/20

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WHAT: Surface to Air Launch x Aaron Young Launch Party
EXPECT: The Parisian favorite throws down in honor of the brand's collaboration with artist Aaron Young. Artist/Actor Leo Fitzpatrick will provide the night's musical soundtrack.
WHERE: Surface to Air Store, 27 Mercer St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6; 7pm-10pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

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WHAT: VFILES Fashion Week Party
EXPECT: The cooler-than-cool fashion and culture site-meets-e-commerce platform is throwing down with The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart, Le1f and music by #Been#Trill. They'll be celebrating the recent collab between Hood By Air and #BeenTrill and will be offering free booze til midnight. DJ May Kwok will be on the ones and twos, keeping the crowd dancing all night.
WHERE: BOW, 199 Bowery
WHEN: Thursday, February 7; 9pm-late
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

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WHAT: Richard Chai After Party
EXPECT: Since his show -- and after party -- falls on the first official day of New York Fashion Week, it's safe to assume that all of the fashion types in attendance will be ready to party full-throttle. By the following week, however, all bets are off.
WHERE: Mister H at the Mondrian Soho, 9 Crosby St.
WHEN: Thursday, February 7; 11pm-close
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 20/80

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WHAT: General Idea Fall/Winter '13 After Party
EXPECT: The New York-by-way-of-Seoul menswear brand celebrates its Fall/Winter 2013 collection with an after-party at Noho Italian spot Circolo.
WHERE: Circolo, 45 Bond St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 9:30pm-12:30am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

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WHAT: Boss Models Fashion Week Party
EXPECT: Details are a little scarce but we think it's safe to assume you can expect models...and bottles.
WHERE: The DL, 95 Delancey St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 10pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

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WHAT: Refinery29 + Suno Celebrate Suno's F/W '13 Collection
EXPECT: Cool kids from both the fashion and media industries will likely turn up en masse to toast Suno, take advantage of gratis Svedka and Chandon drinks and dance to tunes spun by DJs Chelsea Leyland and Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor.
WHERE: The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane St
WHEN: Friday, February 8th; 9:30pm-midnight
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

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WHAT: Katie Gallagher After Party
EXPECT: The buzzy up-and-comer will celebrate her latest collection at fashion week fave The Westway. Tunes by May Kwok, Chris G. and Rocktakon.
WHERE: The Westway, 75 Clarkson St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; Time TBA
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

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WHAT: Charlotte Ronson After Party
EXPECT: Charlotte and her bevy of downtownistas will head to 1 Oak to celebrate the designer's Fall/Winter collection. Her sis, Samantha, will DJ.
WHERE: 1 Oak, 453 W. 17th St.
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 10pm-1am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

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WHAT: Yigal Azrouël After-Party
EXPECT: Swans will flock to the designer's after party at the Tribeca Grand. Mike Nouveau will DJ.
WHERE: Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas
WHEN: Friday, February 8; 10pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

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WHAT: The Ace Hotel Hosts a Discussion About 3D Printing and Fashion and a Bespoke Jewelry Bazaar
EXPECT: Designer Michael Schmidt will be joined by 3D print design aficionados Michael Curry (MakerBot) and Duann Scott (Shapeways) and textile artist Brooks Hagan for a discussion on 3D printing and its future influence on fashion. Guests can also scope custom jewelry made from 3D printers from designers such as In God We Trust, Anna Sheffield and Ursa Major.
WHERE: Ace Hotel Lobel, 20 W. 29th St
WHEN: Satuday, February 9; 1-5pm
RSVP: None
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 100/0

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WHAT: Prabal Gurung After Party at BOW
EXPECT: You can bet that lots of socials and downtown dwellers will turn out to fête Mr. Gurung at his official after party -- last season's bash included guests like Hillary Rhoda and Barbara Bush.
WHERE: BOW, 199 Bowery
WHEN: Saturday, February 9; 10pm-12:30pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 20/80

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WHAT: GrandLife Presents This Is New York Volume 2
EXPECT: A clown car's worth of fashion types -- TommyTon, Susie Bubble, Timo Weiland, Phil Oh, Jenné Lombardo and our own Mr. Mickey -- will play host at this event, which features music by Alan Palomo of Neon Indian, George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow, Chelsea Leyland, Mandy Coon, Elle Dee and more. As if that wasn't enough, FRIENDS will be playing a live show.
WHERE: Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th; 9pm-late
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

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WHAT: Patricia Field's Birthday and Launch of Tea at Toy
EXPECT: A wonderful, glittery hodepodge of drag queens, club kids, fashion victims, editors, stylists, musicians and more at this party hosted by Vanity Fair's George Wayne, among others. Johnny Dynell, Louie Vega and Lady Bunny will provide the night's tunes.
WHERE: Toy at Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 Ninth Ave.
WHEN: Sunday, February 10; 6pm-1am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 60/40

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WHAT: We The Urban Issue 6 Launch Party
EXPECT: The fashion and culture online zine helmed by a 18-year-old in North Carolina (no, really) is quickly becoming a go-to fashion source for the Internet Generation. The site's founder Willie Greene (who could give Tavi a run for her money) will be hosting the bash alongside Mugler (and Gaga) creative director, Nicola Formichetti.
WHERE: Hôtel Americano
WHEN: Sunday, February 10; 10:30pm-1am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

olivierzahmpurple.jpgWHAT: Purple Party
EXPECT: Purple's bash is typically one of New York Fashion Week's highlights and never fails to disappoint in the people watching department. Expect assorted Brants, Lohans and Gauloises-puffing Frenchies.
WHERE: Top of the Standard, 848 Washington St.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 20/80

Screen shot 2013-02-11 at 5.40.56 PM.pngWHAT: Jeremy Scott After Party
EXPECT: Club kids and fashion freaks will descend on Le Bain to dance to music by Misshapes, Mazurbate and Frankie Sharp.
WHERE: Le Bain at The Standard, 444 W. 13th St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13; 11pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

lebaronnyfw.jpgWHAT: New York New York at Le Baron
EXPECT: Tommy Saleh and Le Baron will fête the penultimate day of NYFW before the party train heads to London with a blowout at Le Baron.
WHERE: Le Baron, 32 Mulberry St.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13; 11pm-4am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

luvbleachcrop.jpgWHAT: Luv, Luv, Luv Records x Bleach London fashion and music bash
EXPECT: The British indie label (whose roster includes Florence and the Machine and Blood Orange) teams up with delightfully freaky hair salon Bleach (read about 'em in PAPER HERE) for a rager that's sure to be full British It Girls, musicians and downtown party kids.
WHERE: Lilium at the W Hotel, 201 Park Avenue South
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13; 10pm-3am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

vday.jpgWHAT: Patricia Field & Susanne Bartsch's Valentine's Day Ball
EXPECT: Glamorous drag queens, cuckoo club kids and downtown pretty young things will head to the newly re-vamped Marquee to on V-Day to celebrate the launch of Michael Fragoso's "Les Garçons" weekly bash (previously at Le Baron). Tickets are $10 with invite.
WHERE: Marquee, 289 Tenth Ave.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14; 10pm-4am
RSVP: catwalkrsvpemail@gmail.com
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 80/20 (most likely can just RSVP)

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