Tom Ford, June Ambrose and Vogue close first chic NYFW in years

This month’s New York Fashion Week ended as glamorous — and starry — as it began.

Christian Siriano kicked off NYFW early with Janet Jackson in the front row at his show, and Tom Ford officially closed the week with VIPs including Madonna, Katie Holmes, Chris Rock and Erykah Badu in the front row on Wednesday.

A spy told us Holmes was “extremely in conversation” with her boyfriend Rock and Madonna “looked intense” with daughter Lourdes and son Rocco.

Basketball star Russell Westbrook was also on the scene talking to everyone and “being a social butterfly,” another source told us.

“He was talking about how he is training for his new season and his upcoming poker tournament in Vegas,” a source told us.

His Vegas poker tournament is weekend at the Wynn Hotel and will be raising money for his Why Not Foundation. We hear that he is auctioning two chairs on the floor for the fight with Canelo Alvarez. But back to fashion!

Russell Westbrook
Westbrook turned shirtless heads in Tom Ford.
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The Blonds held their show at Spring Studios and it featured original downtown stars such as Susanne Bartsch, Amanda Lepore and Dianne Brill, who was later seen watching Yannik Zamboni’s Maison Blanche show in an alley off Canal Street.

On Tuesday, Jay-Z’s longtime stylist June Ambrose upped Puma’s cool factor when she debuted 40 exclusive pieces she designed for the brand at their first fashion show. Missy Elliott, Babyface, Ari Lennox, Olivia Palermo and Winnie Harlow were some of the famous faces that came along for that.

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Ambrose designed 40 exclusive looks for the Puma Futrograde fashion show

Richie Akiva hosted the Puma Futrograde after-party at The Ned NoMad Magic Room, where Jared Leto, G-Eazy, Christian Comba Skepta and Houston rapper Bun B celebrated.

Mayor Eric Adams took part in the Michael Kors show, sitting in the front row with Serena Williams, Anne Hathaway and Anna Wintour, who took over the Meatpacking District with her “Vogue World” party earlier this week. Rapper Lil Nas X was a surprise performer on that show. We hear he stepped into the Boom Boom Room and even had a tarot card reading with the mystical drag queen Kiki Slugqueen at The Summer Plaza in The Standard, High Line.

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Lil Nas X performed in “Vogue World” and later got a tarot card reading at the after party.
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“He put his shoe, a stuffed animal and his garage door opener on the table,” says one spy, who tells us Snail Queen read the items and told him his future. Unfortunately, no one heard his fate.

Off the runway, George Wayne capitalized on the chic aura of fashion by hosting his annual Downtown 100 Party in Nebula, which featured Candace Bushnell, Jean Shafiroff and designer Frederick Anderson. Elle Decor also hosted a bash for screenwriter Mara Brock Akil bringing in new mom Elaine Welteroth.

Next on the social calendar is the fall gala circuit.

New York Fashion Week is back!

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