"I think we're all aware it's Fashion Week in New York City," Iggy Pop growled to the crowd at downtown rock club Don Hill's. "Just remember, fashion people: your pretty face is going to h--l!"

And with that, the shirtless songster launched into The Stooges' song of the same name. Never mind that the room was full of celebrity fashion designers like Gwen Stefani, Mary-Kate Olsen and Bono's wife Ali Hewson, plus the fashionable Chloe Sevigny and Adrian Grenier. (They were invited by Dasha Zhukova, the it-girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, to celebrate the uber-cool Pop Magazine.) It was just one of the weird and wonderful places celebrities gathered to celebrate that bi-annual bacchanal known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

"It's the perfect season to pick up something new for the wardrobe!" said Cynthia Nixon, cheerfully toeing the party line at the Calvin Klein store on Fashion's Night Out, an industry-wide event organized by Vogue editor Anna Wintour to stimulate sales.

But even though the actress rose to fame as Miranda on the very fashion-forward 'Sex and the City,' she made it clear that her interests lay outside the closet. "I'm not very knowledgeable about fashion to be honest," she told us with a smile. "I feel like I'm an actress, I'm not a model. ['Sex and the City' costumer] Pat Field dressed us for so many years and put us in the world's most beautiful clothing, [but] it's not what you'd call my area of expertise."