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33 posts tagged "Fashion’s Night Out"

Fashion’s Night Out Stages Its First-Ever Runway Show


And you thought last year’s Fashion’s Night Out was a big production. This time around, in addition to all of the in-store activities; the designer, model, and celebrity appearances; and the spontaneous street parties on September 10, Vogue and SPEC Entertainment are producing an open-to-the-public fashion show. With 200-plus models, the September 7 extravaganza will be the biggest public fashion show New York (or at least the 1,500 guests that will fill the seats at Lincoln Center, pictured) has ever seen. The likes of Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Raquel Zimmermann, and Daria Werbowy will show off key Fall trends. Tickets will go on sale this summer through the Lincoln Center box office, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the New York City AIDS Fund. In the meantime, stores interested in participating in Fashion’s Night Out can register as of today at

Photo: David Boe / AP Photo

A Marc Jacobs Wedding, MObama China, And More…


Google “Marriage, Marc Jacobs + Massachusetts” and you’ll finally get something substantiated: Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy announced plans to wed boyfriend Alex Cespedes next Tuesday in Provincetown, MA. As for Marc, he’s reported to be the best man, but we’re still holding out hope for a double wedding. [WWD]

The bevy of experienced, curvier models that proliferated on the Fall runways begs the question: older models in, younger models out? “We wanted to acknowledge women who have always worn our clothes, women with their own identities, have full lives, have kids,” says Francisco Costa. If they happen to be or have been Victoria’s Secret models, that probably doesn’t hurt either. [HuffPo]

The FNO brand is growing: Fashion’s Night Out is introducing edgier tees, tanks, and a hoodie for shoppers to buy and wear on September 10. You have five months to plan your outfit. [WWD]

A series of new commemorative plates features the First Lady in some of her standout finery. “Richly edged in platinum,” these are surely a must for any fashion-forward Washington hostess. [NYT]

Aggy’s got a brand new ‘do. Is it just us, or do we see shades of Samantha Ronson? [Love Mag]

Fashion’s Night Out, For Your Own Personal Night In


Following on the success of the inaugural Fashion’s Night Out in 2009, Vogue, the CFDA, and NYC & Company are banding together to do it again in 2010. (Mark your calendars: 9/10/10.) But this year, the curious can peek behind the scenes, too: CBS will air a one-hour special on September 15 following editors, designers, retailers, and celebrities as they prepare for the September celebration that’ll take place in 13 cities worldwide. Can’t wait till then? You can always check back in with the editors, designers, retailers, and celebrities we caught up with during the first FNO. The stimulus continues, but as Zac aptly puts it, the recovery started there.

Photo: Astrid Munoz

Cardin Heads To The Stars, Luz Lights Out On His Own, And More…


Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars should be bright this year: The organization is honoring French couturier Pierre Cardin (pictured) with its Superstar Award. Cardin’s list of honorifics is plenty long already, but we’re betting he won’t mind tacking on “superstar” as well. [WWD]

And Cardin’s not the only one picking up a new title. Dries Van Noten is adding “juror” to his résumé when he chairs the judging panel at the International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyères, France, alongside fellow jurors Maria Cornejo and Malcolm McLaren. [WWD]

Sources are reporting that Madonna and Jesus Luz have broken up—and that it’s Jesus who did the breaking. File under: Careers, end to. [Jezebel]

It’s still too early to set the DVR, but Fashion’s Night Out may one day come to a TV screen near you. Talks are apparently under way with network brass at Bravo and CBS. We’re all for it, provided that they rein in a more fashionable host than, say, Jeff Probst. (ALT, we’re looking at you…) [Page Six]

Photo: Di Crollalanza Astrid / Sipa Press

Announcing Fashion’s Night Out, Take Two


September 9, 2010, may seem like a long, long way off, but Mayor Bloomberg, Vogue, the CFDA, and NYC & Company want you to save the date. That evening, stores across the city’s five boroughs and around the world will re-create the success of this year’s first-ever Fashion’s Night Out, which saw no less than 800 New York City stores stay open until 11 p.m. and a reported 50 percent increase in retail foot traffic. (In case you missed it the first time around, model-turned-photographer Astrid Muñoz captured some of the action for here.) “The numbers are in, and it’s clear that Fashion’s Night Out was a tremendous success,” said Mayor Bloomberg. The CFDA’s Diane von Furstenberg added that “to have designers in stores to celebrate and start a shopping season is the best idea for everybody.” Our only question is, how do you top Barbara Walters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Oscar de la Renta singing a cappella in the designer’s Madison Avenue store?