Fashion’s Night Out descended upon the city last night, turning the streets of Soho (and the Meatpacking District, and 5th Avenue) into a veritable circus of models, scenesters, and the shoppers who love them. We stopped by the Helmut Lang party in Soho to check out some of the action and chat with some of the well-heeled revelers—click through for their fabulous words of wisdom.

The line snaked around Mercer Street to get in, but once you got past the door, cocktails were poured freely (The only beer on offer? Heinekin Light, natch), and Luke’s Lobster was on hand with mini lobster rolls…not that we saw any models partake. The crowd—a mix of Euro-glam and downtown rocker—uniformly got down to a performance by lo-fi fuzz-rock fave Best Coast, and only one person peed in plastic cup and left it on the floor. Great success! Here’s a look at some highlights.