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Common Kicks Off New York Fashion Week: Men's

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The Oscar-winner performed at the CFDA and Cadillac's opening-night party.

New York Fashion Week: Men’s is off to a flashy start, thanks to its Monday night opening-party — and a new venue.

The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) and Cadillac held the soiree at the recently opened 12,000-square-foot Cadillac House on the ground floor of the auto company’s Manhattan headquarters, which also will serve as a runway and presentation space for various shows this week, such as Timo Weiland, Gypsy Sport and Thaddeus O’Neil.

Common (wearing a red embroidered Phillip Plein jacket and a black-and-white turtleneck) performed for a crowd that included Nick Cannon (dressed in a Perry Ellis suit and studded Christian Louboutin slippers), Kellan Lutz, Shaun White and Jerry O’Connell — and even did a bit of freestyle rapping for a lucky lady in the crowd. 

The house reads as part car showroom, part event space, but its oversized windows and open patio will put the upcoming shows on full display for passersby, and its Retail Lab (which currently features goods from Weiland) will be open to the public on Friday.

This article first appeared on Billboard.com.

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