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02/07/2013 08:48 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2013

Anna Wintour, Blowouts And 8 Other Reasons Why We Still Love Fashion Week (PHOTOS)

Fashion Week (or should we say, Fashion Month) can be completely and totally exhausting. Between the hundreds of shows and presentations and endless foot blisters that pop up from running around in sky-high heels, many fashionistas rejoice when it all comes to an end. Although the event can get pretty chaotic, there are still so many things about it that we find thrilling. We've compiled a list of all the reasons why we still love Fashion Week:

  1. Fashion Week gets you to parts of the city that you would otherwise avoid (yes, we're talking about Pier 57).

  • If you go to all the events, you could probably get a free blowout ... twice a day. Just sayin'.
  • Any Iris Apfel sighting is a treat.
  • Two words: Free food.
  • The chance to see a model falling on the runway is kind of exciting (come on, you KNOW you were thinking it, too).

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  • The best parties happen during Fashion Week. Meet us at Le Bain!
  • The sheer thrill of sitting within just a few feet of Anna Wintour never gets old.

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  • The small chance that you might get photographed by a street style photographer makes us giddy.
  • It's like the first day back to school, catching up with all the colleagues you've worked with over the years.

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  • When the lights go down, the iPhones come out and the music turns on, your heart starts to beat a little faster -- no matter how many shows you've seen.
  • Here's a look at some of that amazing street style that also makes Fashion Week great:

    New York Fashion Week Street Style

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