Details Emerge About Fashion’s Night Out-------
A who’s who of New York designers—Francisco Costa, Donna Karan, and Vera Wang, included—assembled behind Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Anna Wintour, the CFDA’s Steven Kolb, and NYC & Company’s George Fertitta at today’s City Hall press conference announcing the second annual Fashion’s Night Out. The mayor reported that nearly 1,000 designers, boutiques, and major retailers have signed on to participate in this year’s festivities, which will take place on the evening of Friday, September 10. Details are few at this point: August 16 is to be the big reveal, when Fashionsnightout.com goes live with an up-to-date list of all the participating businesses. But we can confirm that Marc Jacobs will be getting in on the action. Tanned and sporting his trademark white button-down and black kilt at the press conference, he recalled how it took him two hours to travel through Soho from his Spring Street office to his Mercer Street store during last year’s event, because he was stopped by so many fans on the crowded streets. “It felt like a block party,” Jacobs said, “and that sense of community is part of what shopping is all about.” In related news, tickets for September 7′s public fashion show, the largest in the city’s history and featuring fall trends from top designers selected by Vogue editors, go on sale on August 19 at Lincoln Center’s box office. The starting price is $25, and proceeds benefit the NYC AIDS Fund. For more information about Fashion’s Night Out special events, check back here on Monday.
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