Two selfie-wielding guests corner designer Alber Elbaz for a pic at the LeSportsac Fashion Week party on Sept. 5 in New York City. Two selfie-wielding guests corner designer Alber Elbaz for a pic at the LeSportsac Fashion Week party on Sept. 5 in New York City. Two selfie-wielding guests corner designer Alber Elbaz for a pic at the LeSportsac Fashion Week party on Sept. 5 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Alber Elbaz throws epic, candy-coated bash to kick off Fashion Week

Pink fortune cookies, chandeliers filled with vodka and pointy hats. It can only be #NYFW.

Beyond the runway shows and celebrity sightings, it wouldn't be Fashion Week without the showstopping parties. The annual New York extravaganza made its loud and always over-the-top entrance this week with a number of epic bashes, including one from Israeli designer Alber Elbaz kicking off his new handbag line with LeSportsac.

The graduate of the Shenkar School of Design in Israel has for years boasted his own legion of loyal red-carpet clients – among them Cate Blanchett, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone. And now, after leaving his longtime post at Lanvin, it appears Elbaz is mixing it up in the accessories arena.

So, to kick off the exciting union, the handbag maker threw a massive bash with Elbaz at the helm. Scroll down for some truly show-stopping party scenes.

Alber Elbaz (R) and a guest attends the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. But first, Alber, let me take a selfie. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Guests attend the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. And another. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Guests attend the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Is it me, or is everything pink? (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Absolut Elyx on display at the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Yes, that's a bottle of vodka in the middle of a crystal chandelier. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

An overall view of atmosphere at the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Apparently, doodling is the new wallpaper. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Snacks on display at the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Snacks on display at the party reveal the new Alber-signed logo. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Snacks on display at the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Even the fortune cookies are pink. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

The band Les Filles performs at the LeSportsac party. The band Les Filles performs at the LeSportsac party. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac) Alber Elbaz and Imran Amed attend the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Elbaz with fellow fashion entrepreneur Imran Amed, editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

Melanie Rodriguez and Sandra Shehab attend the Alber Elbaz X LeSportsac New York Fashion Week Party at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 5, 2018 in New York City. Models Melanie Rodriguez and Sandra Shehab. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LeSportsac)

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