Saks kicks off Fashion Week with Charlie XCX, Big Freedia

Saks Fifth Avenue kicked off New York Fashion Week with a glamorous bash at the jazz club at the members-only Aman that featured musical performances… and a whole lot of twerking.

Singer Charli XCX took the stage in front of guests including actress Emma Roberts — seated at a banquette in a chic white dress — Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet, Markarian designer Alexandra O’Neill, “Emily in Paris” costars Ashley Park and Paul Forman, Nicky Hilton, Julia Fox, socialite Ivy Getty and NYFW creator Fern Mallis.

“Are you ready for f–king fashion? For a whole f–king week?” Charli asked before launching into her hit “Boys.”

Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts hosted the party.
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Big Freedia, who just appeared on Beyoncé’s hit, “You Won’t Break My Soul,” took the stage next, surrounded by pink-clad backup dancers who shimmied and twerked on stage, later doing splits while bouncing to the song “Azz Everywhere.”

Two brave partygoers even got up there to show off their own moves, attempting to bounce as well as the dancers. They partially succeeded.

Following the performances, guests mingled as caviar and pizza were passed, and it was all washed down with a champagne tower.

Big Freedia
Big Freedia’s performance was all about twerking.
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“Scream Queens” star Roberts is the face of Saks’ new spring 2023 campaign.

The next day, the “American Horror Story” alum jokingly called out her mom, Kelly Cunningham, for revealing her 2-year-old’s face on social media for the first time last week — without asking for permission.

Julia Fox and Ivy Getty attended.
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Ivy Getty, Julia Fox
Julia Fox and Ivy Getty attended.
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“When your mom posts your son’s face without asking but you love them both so whatever,” she wrote via Instagram Stories.

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