Model Atong with John-John Williams IV

Model Atong with John-John Williams IV (September 10, 2012)

Diane Von Furstenberg's show at Lincoln Center attracted a slew of big names, including Oscar de la Renta, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and fashion maven Sarah Jessica Parker. But Sergey Brin from Google was probably the most interesting.

During the Zang Toi show, little did attendees know the fashion arsenal assembled just feet their front row seats. Perched in an enclosed glass suite, former Vogue Associate Publisher Lottie Oakley and Ivan Shaw, director of photography at Vogue, guided American Express cardholders through the ins and outs of the fashion industry. The talks were part of The American Express Skybox, an area where card members can watch the shows while enjoying complimentary libations and passed hors d'ouvres. Who says membership doesn't have its privileges?

At GenArt's Fresh Faces show in Pier 57 near the end of Chelsea Pier, actress Tika Sumpter ("Gossip Girl" and "Sparkle") emceed and shined in a sexy, form-fitting dress by one of the designers, Amanda Lew Kee, and patent leather red platform pumps. Also in attendance was model Atong Arjok. The Sudanese beauty also walked in the show.

Nearby at Italian restaurant Del Posto, Mario Balotelli was wearing his signature Crocs. Even fashion week can't rub off on everyone...