Barely a half hour after Esquire's New York Fashion Week: Men's bash starts, the space is at capacity. A tall man wearing sunglasses in the dark is trying to push to the front of the line to tell the bouncers he's the president of Def Jam; they escort him away from the door, amused. When we finally enter the Damien Hirst-scattered Rose Bar lounge, it's more packed than we've ever seen but somehow we make it to the front just before Chairlift takes to the stage and Caroline Polachek shakes and silences the room with her ethereal instrument of a voice. In true Fashion Week style, the room is dotted with cool kids and A-listers, like a Ramone and a couple of Hilfigers, as well as Gramercy Park Hotel creative director and genius of the whole shebang, Matthew Green. With Esquire magazines, beautiful people, and cocktails sprawled across the infamous pool table, not to mention a vibe that married fashion and music, this was the party to be seen at last night.
[Photos courtesy of Rose Bar/Esquire Magazine]