who partied like a fashion rock star in 2009?

A few weeks ago, we posited a theory that parties had supplanted runway shows as the main event. If that's true, then the men and women featured here are among the most influential in fashion. Because, while repeat party attendance may look frivolous to some, it is, in fact, work. Everyone is promoting something, whether a clothing line, a magazine, or just a personal brand of fabulousness. What sets the people on this list apart, by and large, is that they're actually having a good time while they're at it. Here, the fashion world's top partiers, as chosen by and ranked according to rigorous statistical analysis (i.e., the number of photos each has on
—Alison Baenen

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