The Fashion Circus Comes to Town

Last Thursday, Cartier celebrated new bracelet designs with a gilded party at its Fifth Avenue mansion, where guests chewed on sliders and fries while ogling glass-encased jewelry. Stars including Armie Hammer and Sofia Coppola mingled with less familiar faces like Tyshawn Jones, a Supreme skateboarder, and Lizzo, a rapper.

“This year I have a seat at the table,” said Lizzo, who wore a hot pink dress by her stylist Marko Monroe, after reeling off fashion week events she planned to attend.

Later that night, Jeremy Scott held an after-party at the new Playboy Club New York in Hell’s Kitchen. Women with poofy rabbit tails and exposed haunches ferried drinks beneath photos of Hugh Hefner as fashion kids jiggled to Drake hits.

Few attendees took issue with the retrograde atmosphere, even in this #MeToo moment. “Playboy is an iconic institution,” said Mr. Scott, who wore what he called a “bootleg” Playboy T-shirt. “There’s a big difference between women objectifying themselves and being taken advantage of.”

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