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How to join in on the NYFW fun without a ticket

September is the January of fashion, which means NYFW is in full swing. Since this bi-annual week-long event is exclusively "invitation-only," the chances to score an RSVP are slim to none.

Don't pout just yet! New York City is the mecca of fashion, so there are tons of events and activities to hit up before and during Fashion Week that everyone can participate in.

Here's our guide to joining in on the most stylish event in NYC. (Don't forget to "Vogue.")

Through 9/7: China: Through the Looking Glass

Explore the influence of China on Western high-fashion
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Explore the influence of China on Western high-fashion designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Coco Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum's Costume Institute collaborates with its Department of Asian Art to show fashion pieces (such as this evening dress by Valentino S.p.A.), along with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains and other art, as well as scenes from films by Chinese directors. $12-$25 (free for members and children), 1000 Fifth Ave., 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org.

9/8: Beverly Johnson in conversation with Andre Leon Talley

Join in on the conversation as author and
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Join in on the conversation as author and the first African-American supermodel on the cover of American Vogue magazine, Beverly Johnson, as she sits down with Andre Leon Tally, the first African-American creative director of Vogue. The two fashion industry icons will discuss all things related to the world of high fashion and their experiences that influenced and evolved their careers as well as fashion journalism. FREE for Museum of the City of New York members and $16 for general public, 1220 Fifth Ave., mcny.org

9/9-9/17: "Get Puckered" Beauty Pop-Ups at Triumph Hotels

Editors, photographers and bloggers run around the city
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Editors, photographers and bloggers run around the city all day long attending fashion show after fashion show. But how do they stay looking fabulous all day? Through complimentary beauty pop-ups, of course! Triumph Hotels is answering your prayers by partnering up with Pucker Makeup Studio to provide complimentary beauty touch-ups or applications. The "Get Puckered" beauty service will provide trendy makeup applications. If you're choosing a lip application, try one of Triumph Hotel signature lip colors like Belle-claire of the Ball or Chandler Cabernet. All services are on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early! For locations and times, visit triumphhotel.com

9/11: The Uomo Moderno Fashion Show from Italy

The first Italian fashion and lifestyle-only magazine is
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The first Italian fashion and lifestyle-only magazine is hosting a charity fashion show. All proceeds from the raffles will be donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Bring a friend (or two) and be sure to dress to impress to see some of the most innovative designers present their collections, including DueDiLatte, who creates fashions from milk! Tickets start at $20, 44 E. 32nd St., The Cutting Room. For more information, visit uomo-moderno.com

9/11 - 9/12 Refinery 29's Fashion Week Destination "29 Rooms"

Spend two days in style and culture heaven
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Spend two days in style and culture heaven by exploring art exhibitions, film, virtual reality experiences, music, and more during Refinery 29's "29 Rooms" as a celebration for the digital media company's 10th anniversary. FREE, noon - 8 p.m., 15 Huron Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For more information, visit refinery29.com

9/15 & 9/16: Bene Rialto NYFW Zen Lounge

The event is all about relaxation. Chill out
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The event is all about relaxation. Chill out and enjoy hair services from the braid bar by RPZL Hair, personal fashion illustrations by Emily Brickel, get fresh polish at the manicure bar and eat yummy Melt Bakery ice cream sandwiches. But hurry, this is a two-day event. Sept.15 and 16 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Bene Rialto, 13 West 38th Street.

Through 9/17: GLAMSQUAD's #GlamTaxi

With all of the running around from show
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With all of the running around from show to show during fashion week, your hair and makeup tend to, well, fall flat. GLAMSQUAD is an at-home beauty service that, exclusively for NYFW, will be providing complimentary rides and beauty touch ups in their pink #GlamTaxi everyday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at various locations until Thursday Sept. 17. Plus, if you spot or hitch a glam ride, be sure to download the app and post your photos on Instagram and Twitter and you'll receive a $10 Glam credit! Want to know where the #GalmTaxi will be next? Follow @GLAMSQUAD on Instagram and Twitter for more details.

9/17: Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row

This is your chance to attend a live
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This is your chance to attend a live runway show that will bring high fashion to the mainstream in a fabulous mashup of fashion and music. Watch fashions from Heidi by Heidi Klum Intimates, Jessica Simpson and more hit the runway all set to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation (CFDA) from the ticket proceeds! Stick around for performances by Fun. fontman, Nate Ruess and Jason Derulo. Tickets start at $55, 7:30 p.m., 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, The Theater at MSG. For more information, visit theateratmsg.com

9/18: Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer

Jeremy Scott, the Los Angeles-based designer and creative
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Jeremy Scott, the Los Angeles-based designer and creative director for Moschino who is known for his innovative fashions that, according to rapper A$AP Rocky, "bridge together between the ghetto and high-end fashion," will be the star in a bio-documentary. "The People's Designer," from the producer of "Valentino: The Last Emperor," will tell the story of the small-town boy from Missouri who later became the designer to collaborate with Adidas and create the "wing" sneaker collection. The film is star-studded with Scott's clients and friends, including Katy Perry, the current face of Moschino, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and more. The film hits select theaters just in time for NYFW. Watch the trailer here jeremyscottmovie.com

9/19: MUD Looks Inspired by NYFW

Bring a friend to this free makeup demonstration
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Bring a friend to this free makeup demonstration workshop by the Make-Up Designory. Learn how to pull off some of the hottest beauty trends and techniques seen on the NYFW runway to refresh your everyday look or glam up your inner fashionista! All materials will be provided for guests as well as 30 percent off all MUD products, including the workshop featured kit. FREE, 65 Broadway, Suite 1501, RSVP at eventbrite.com

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