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The international fashion cognoscenti are descending upon Lincoln Center as we speak…

That’s right: it’s New York Fashion Week.

And while we usually like to give “capital F” fashion a wide berth, it’s worth being prepared—just in case your mother brings it up at the dinner table or you suddenly find yourself sharing a bar stool with a lithe Swede. (The city can get awfully crowded with half of Europe over here.) So we’ve put together this handy cheat sheet of talking points:

The five things to say during Fashion Week…

“I just can’t believe this will be Michael Bastian’s last Gant collection. End of an era.”

“The off-site presentation used to be the new runway show, but now the runway show is the new off-site presentation.”

“Everyone is complaining about Alexander Wang moving his show to Brooklyn, but they wouldn’t even question having to get out there for one of his epic after-parties.”

“I hear men wearing fur coats is making a comeback.”

“Oh, you’re a fashion blogger? How are you surviving this week? Isn’t it just brutal covering all of the shows you’ve been ‘invited’ to and making all of the after-parties? I feel your pain.”

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  • Kempt Staff