One of the most coveted and highly anticipated fairs of the Fall season is the International Fine Arts & Antiques Show (IFAAS), which is always held at the historic Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side. Always a glamorous event, the evening before the show opens to the public on 17 October brings out the best of Manhattan's society who mingle with high-calibre dealers amid priceless art, antiques and fine jewellery. Founded in 1989, this is the city's first vetted antiques and fine arts fair. It remains one of the most prestigious and influential shows held in New York - arguably one of the world's art capitals. The fair has also become renowned for the quality of its fine jewellery dealers, both estate and contemporary.