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New York Fashion Week
Independent and branded fashion shows and champagne-soaked events will sprout up all over Manhattan September 4–11 to celebrate the international clothing collections for spring. The biggest, most prestigious of them all remains Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (mbfashionweek.com) at Lincoln Center. The artistry, beauty and emotion conveyed in the span of a 20-minute catwalk can be stunning. If you miss the New York shows, just jump on a flight to one of the other major fashion events happening shortly afterward in London (September 12–16), Milan, Italy (September 17–23) and Sydney, Australia (September 24–27). The camera flashes can be blinding, so don’t forget your sunglasses.