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NYLON’s Guide To NYFW New York City

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Where to stay, eat, drink in between shows

If you've never experienced New York Fashion Week for yourself, let us tell you, it is unlike any other—not least because New York City is a one of a kind place. There are many reasons behind its seemingly electrifying change in atmosphere, one of the most compelling being the number of fashionable people that it attracts and celeb-filled events it plays host to. Still, there are times when we just need to take a break and get away from the show grounds and after-parties, if only to carve time to grab a bite to eat (yes, sometimes there's no time to even do that) or catch up on some emails in a coffee shop.

Just in time for the first official day of the fashion-fueled week, we've come up with an editors-approved list of places to stay, new and favorite hot spots at which to eat and drink, and venues to find something to do when you find yourself with an hour or a few to spare in between shows. We focused on the three most NYFW-focused neighborhoods: Chelsea, the West Village, and Tribeca/West SoHo. Should you find yourself new to town this or any other NYFW—or any time really—proceed to our picks ahead. No RSVP necessary.

Photograph courtesy of The High Line Hotel.

Chelsea
Show venue(s): Skylight Modern, Pier 59, Art Beam

Where to Stay
The High Line Hotel: You would be hard-pressed to find a more majestic-looking hotel in the city. Situated on grounds that once housed a 17th-century orchard and an actual cathedral, this historic hotel boasts an Instagram-ready Gothic-style exterior, a spacious outdoor area, and the most quaintly decorated rooms. If you're lucky, a fashion show will take place in the Refectory Room so you can get blown away by the high ceilings, stained glass windows, and impressive chandeliers. Added bonus: The hotel offers complimentary and impossibly chic Shinola bikes for rent that you can use to arrive at a fashion show in style. How is that for a street style photographer magnet?

Hotel Americano: The fashion crowd flocks to this hotel for post-show drinks, stellar Latin-French cuisine, and a sick rooftop view. Cut your commute by playing house in one of the 56 modern chic rooms. May we suggest one with a Japanese-style soaking tub? Your feet will thank you after the long days.

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.

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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.

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