Yep, itÂ’s that time of year. Time to break out your mohair jumper and glow-in-the-dark blouson. Just kidding; we donÂ’t know what the trends will be at this yearÂ’s New York Fashion Week (known officially as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week). But we do know that from Sept. 4Â–11, 2014, the Big Apple worships at the sartorial altar. And if youÂ’re in town (and youÂ’re not a fashion editor or an Olsen twin), weÂ’ve rustled up a few ways for you to experience the city at its most stylish.
Killer Heels 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: ItÂ’s architecture, power symbol, weapon. With creations from Manolo Blahnik to Alexander McQueen to Christian Louboutin, youÂ’ll not only see shoes in a whole new light, you might also unlock the secrets to understanding women. Sept. 10Â–Feb. 15, Brooklyn Museum. Fashion Rocks 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 YorkÂ’s best-dressed woman are Â… 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 MacyÂ’s Herald Square. Broadway Week Want to pair your visit to the Killer Heels exhibit with the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots? Broadway WeekÂ’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 MisÃ©rables or The Phantom of the Opera. Through Sept. 14.