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Gearing Up For Fashion’s Night Out

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Wherever you are on September 8, odds are good that you’ll be able to partake in the third annual Fashion’s Night Out, the up-all-night (or close to it) shopping event that’s become a mainstay of the September shows during New York fashion week. Today, the Web site for this year’s festivities launches at www.fashionsnightout.com, with details on events planned in New York, throughout the U.S., in cities across the globe, and—now more than ever—at online merchants, as well. (Net-a-Porter, Gilt Groupe, and Shopbop are all participating.) New York in particular will be a designer and celebrity destination: Smaller stores will host Champagne fêtes with exclusive products and deals (including the new Fashion’s Night Out collection of tees and totes), while larger stores are holding multi-event parties. (Bergdorf’s will celebrate its 30th anniversary of carrying Michael Kors, while a few floors below, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa will host a designers-and-their-dogs fashion show; Bloomingdale’s will debut the new Alexander Wang x Dockers chinos, the collaboration initiated by Wang’s GQ Best New Menswear Designer award win, with Rachel Zoe and Erin Wasson holding court on other floors; Tilda Swinton and Central Saint Martins’ Louise Wilson will join new Pringle of Scotland designer Alistair Carr at Saks; and Solange Knowles will drop by Lord & Taylor to spin a set.) A still-evolving list is now online, and New Yorkers can use the site to plan their own itineraries or download FNO apps for their smart phones. Remember, it’s important to stay hydrated when you’re multitasking—which is why we’re especially glad to find Bruce Weber and Nan Bush hosting a refresher at the Standard’s Biergarten.

Fashion’s Even Bigger Night Out

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The preparations are officially under way for Fashion’s Night Out 2011, which will encompass New York, cities around the globe, and, for the first time, online e-tailers this September 8. With it come not only the special events, deals, and parties but also the Fashion’s Night Out collection, which has expanded to include a baseball cap, tote, and both long- and short-sleeve tees. (Retailers hoping to carry it can sign up at Fashionsnightout.com.) A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the New York City AIDS Fund in the Community Trust; above, model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse shows off one of the year’s new shirts, shot by Craig McDean.

Photo: Craig McDean

The Lagerfeld Pantheon, Stella Welcomes Reiley, Tom Ford’s Show Revealed, And More…

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A few sneak peeks have been floating around the Web of late, but Karl Lagerfeld’s full Pirelli calendar was finally unveiled in Moscow last night. The calendar takes the theme of the Greek gods and goddesses, and stars Daria Werbowy (nude—again—as Artemis), KL favorite Baptiste Giabiconi as Apollo, Erin Wasson as Ajax (above right), Garrett Neff as Dionysus, Elisa Sednaoui as Flora, Iris Strubegger as Athena, and Julianne Moore as Hera (above left). [WWD]

Congrats to Stella McCartney and husband Alasdhair Willis who, as rumored, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend: Reiley Dilys Stella Willis. [Vogue U.K.]

The first photos from Tom Ford’s ultra-hush-hush womenswear presentation during Spring 2011 New York fashion week are out. Terry Richardson—lately seen smooching the designer, Brokeback Mountain-style, on Richardson’s blog—was the only sanctioned photog at the show, and a few of his shots (including one of a glammed-out Beyoncé) have hit Harper’s Bazaar U.K. [Fashionologie]

Gilt Groupe is set to launch a new full-priced site for menswear—the first, the company hints, of a series of full-priced sites. E-tail domination, are you in Gilt’s sights? [WWD]

And Fashion’s Night Out 2011 has a date: September 8, to be exact. Mark your calendars, and plan accordingly. [Fashionista]

Photos: Karl Lagerfeld/Women’s Wear Daily/wwd.com

Opening Ceremony Gets Bitten By The Flea

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New York is currently cowering in fear of the loathsome bedbug—which has even, of late, infected fashion mags and clothing shops—but for Fashion’s Night Out, Opening Ceremony chose to honor the humble flea. Not the vermin, that is; the flea market. The jumble sale has roots in France (it’s called the marché aux puces there), so it dovetails nicely with OC’s current French bent. Voilà, the waif-thin staffers in striped marinière tops hawking exclusive merchandise from Agnès B. and Ladurée, alongside plenty of non-Gallic brands like Rodarte and Proenza Schouler. And of course, the heart and soul of any flea is its store of secondhand goods, and suffice it to say Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have friends in high places ready to donate their gently used wares. Mark Ronson, Erin Wasson, and Tavi Gevinson were among those who put their old favorites on sale.

Throughout the evening, almost 300 shoppers queued up outside the Ace for their chance to buy new togs and—OC being OC—to party. After the shop shut its doors, the party raged on in the Ace’s Liberty Hall, where the crowds danced until four a.m. Michel Gaubert (who lately shared his top runway tracks of the decade) spun tunes that got Rinko Kikuchi and Solange Knowles moving, and Chloë Sevigny and Spike Jonze were circulating among other usual suspects. The crowd didn’t seem too fazed when the lights mysteriously flicked on at one point; “loyal customers,” Leon had called them, before he had to go hunting for a way to get the lights back off.

Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony

Details Emerge About Fashion’s Night Out

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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.