Indie Rewind: How To Sneak Into A Fashion Party
Feb 08, 2012 - by Daily Mister
Today is the first official day of New York Fashion Week and we've already got parties on the brain. For this reason we visit a post from last fashion that gives some tips on how to tastefully crash a fashion party.
We don't recommend party crashing as a regular hobby because in all honestly it's kind of trashy especially when you get a rep of doing it multiples times. Use these examples for instances when you just can't get on the list or found out about the party 15 minutes before you get to the door.
Keep reading to find your way in.
Pretending You're On The List
This is probably the most obvious way. People make mistakes and people are legitimately & accidentally left off the list. The key to doing this is confidence. Just say you're name and patiently wait for the door person to scroll through the list for you nonexistent name. They may ask a couple of follow up questions, but you should keep your cool while answering. NEVER start arguing or worse yelling with the person at the door. It's just plain tacky and a key sign of a crasher.
Interns usually man the door so after slight prodding you should be able to gain entrance.
Remember that the NYC fashion scene is pretty serious so some parties have even tighter doors. If that happens and you can't get in on your own then it's time for plan B.
Get In With Someone's Posse
Anyone who's "anyone" rolls with an entourage. (The FashionIndie teams walks up with a minimum of 3 Indies at every door.) Most of the time they know someone at the door and are all ushered in without harassment as long as one person is recognized. You can take advantage of this by sneaking up behind said group of people and pretending you arrived with them. (Editor's note: Our very own Jessica Lapidos attend her first Oscar de la Renta show pretending to be in Victoria Beckham's group a couple of seasons ago.) This is a semi successful method and gets stronger as the night goes on an the groups are so drunk they'd say the fire hydrant rode in the same cab as them.
Again it may not plan out as you'd like and now it's time for drastic measures.
That brings us to...
Do Whatever It Takes
Now we REALLY don't endorse this. This is to only be done in the most desperate of measures. This can consist of anything from sneaking through back doors to offering sexual favors to the door person. (Just kidding, but not really)
In all honesty if you're thinking of resorting to this method it's probably not worth it or you're kind of a loser. (Just kidding, but not really)
If you have any tips or success/failure stories on sneaking into a fashion party than leave in the comment section below or tweet me directly @mcarthurjoseph