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Pop magazine’s Friday night party at Don Hill’s was something of a circus, too. While Karen Elson and Michael Pitt stood in a line to get in that snaked around the block (“I’m sure we all got the invite and I’m rather annoyed,” said Elson), a man and woman on stilts joined the fray.

“This is not the place for this,” said a straight-faced cop as the man on stilts teetered on the sidewalk.

This story first appeared in the September 13, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

And that was just outside the club. Inside, Dasha Zhukova held court at one table with Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Vivi Nevo, while Shala Monroque shimmied on a ledge above them; Gaia Repossi and Caroline Sieber navigated the room like Bambis in headlights, and Selma Blair and André Balazs entered hand-in-hand.

When Iggy and The Stooges took the stage, bedlam ensued. During the hour-long set, Iggy Pop shook the stereo equipment, stage dived into the thrashing mosh pit and heckled his audience. “As we are only too aware, it’s fashion week,” Pop screamed. “Just remember, fashion people, your pretty face is going to hell,” he yelled, before launching into the song of the name. Chloë Sevigny bopped in a corner, Ryan McGinley joined the mob near the front of the stage, and the bartender got so excited he sprayed the crowd, hose-style, with soda, leaving everyone drenched.

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