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How do they do it? Making it to one glamorous event without any fashion emergencies is hard enough, but these women manage to look stylish night after night after night after night — at least last week. The merry-go-round kicked off with the black-tie American Ballet Theatre gala, Tuesday saw a dinner at La Grenouille to celebrate the opening of the Gianfranco Ferré store, while guests dressed downtown on Wednesday for Anya Hindmarch’s 10th anniversary at 5 Ninth in the Meatpacking District. The ladies doubled up on Thursday to celebrate Kalliope Karella’s new book, “Weddings of Style,” at the apartment of Steve and Christine Schwarzman and danced into the wee hours at a Cuban barbecue (with a pig on a spit, no less) on the terrace of Lever House to launch the building lobby’s art collection.

“My theory is, once you go out, you have to go to them all,” said Nan Kempner.

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By Friday, though, Samantha Boardman was showing signs of strain. “I need to hibernate for a while,” she said. “I’m planning to wear sweatpants all weekend.”

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