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Behind-the-Scenes: DKNY’s 25th Birthday Bash in New York City

"A star-studded guest list? Check. One-of-a-kind venue located in one of New York City’s historical Wall Street buildings? Double check. Musical performance by Rita Ora? Triple Check! That was the scene at #DKNY25 Birthday Bash hosted by Donna Karan herself and it was my favorite party during Fashion Week. After I caught up with attendees Hailee Steinfeld, Alexandra Daddario, and Emmy Rossum, I got a chance to speak with the event’s MC, Karlie Kloss, who was not only taller than I’d expected, but the sweetest model I’ve met. Once we got to talking, she ended up recognizing me from the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards, which made me adore her even more. After everyone moved inside the heart of the Wall Street building, Rita Ora took to the stage and really got the party started while guests ate chocolate-covered pretzels, popcorn, and pizza bites. What was even better? Everyone got Karlie’s Kookies as a goodie bag treat. Now that was pretty sweet.”

—Josephine Cusumano,

Behind-the-Scenes: Alexandra Daddario’s August 2013 Fashion Shoot

In this month’s adventure fantasy Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, actress Alexandra Daddario plays a goddess — and on the Beverly Hills set for our fashion feature “Soak It In,” she was just as otherworldly. She may have arrived in Frye boots and Rag & Bone skinny jeans, but by the end she wanted to leave in the Burberry plum and red sheath, her favorite look of the shoot. Style Director Melissa Rubini offered so many options for her to model, each piece richer than the next. Check out a few photos InStyle’s Director of Photography Lisa Martin snapped behind-the-scenes, and click here to take a closer look at how turned out.