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Ready, set, FNO: September 6th marks the fourth annual Fashion’s Night out, the no holds barred evening of shopping that kicks off the spring shows during New York Fashion Week. The definitive guide to the action, www.fashionsnightout.com goes live today, detailing the goings-on near you—whether that means Manhattan or one of the more than 500 participating U.S. and international cities.
In NYC, boutiques will celebrate with extended hours, the better to lap up snacks, drinks, and celebrity sightings. Alexa Chung will spin at Moschino; Solange Knowles, at DVF. MAC’s Soho store may have the event to beat, with a live performance by Azealia Banks. Some stores will even debut new products: Balenciaga will unveil the Pumpkin collection, an accessories collaboration with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington featuring her beloved cat, Pumpkin; Chloé will release its new Alice bag. Over at Stella McCartney, you can even design your own handbag.
If Fashion’s Night Out alone won’t get you out of the house, maybe Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th birthday will—the retailer is taking advantage of the timing to celebrate its centennial-plus, with guests including Rachel Zoe and Thakoon Panichgul. At Saks, the focus is on designers, with appearances from Max and Lubov Azria, Oscar de la Renta (who will launch his new fragrance), Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis (who have collaborated with Minx to create special nail designs) and Kimberly Ovitz (who’s teamed up with Rihanna’s tattoo artist, Josh Lord, to create custom body art for partygoers), among others.
The streets will teem; will the registers ring? That remains to be seen, though the outlook is hopeful. But those who prefer to avoid the crowds can splurge in comfort, too: Again this year, there’ll be plenty of deals accessible right from their apartments, with special offers and savings online.
Miley Cyrus and Max Azria are the latest celebrity and designer couple to tie the knot, and they’ll be consummating their relationship at Wal-Mart. The co-designed junior line will be available in August; we can only hope bandage dresses for tweens are not part of the deal. [WWD]
The looks at this season’s Pet Fashion Week were basically upstaged by the models, who were, you know, cats and dogs. Seriously, only in Moscow. [The Guardian]
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who’s making nude-photo headlines again as more au naturel shots of her hit the auction block, has trounced the Queen in this year’s highly anticipated “best hat wearer” contest. This woman is admirably versatile. [The Telegraph]
Instead of throwing a big, loud party where nobody can hear anybody else over the tracks some celebrity DJ is blasting, designer Max Azria and his wife/creative designer, Lubov, held a post collections sit-down dinner at Mr. Chow. At the head table sat Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, Gossip Girl star Michelle Trachtenberg, and lovely Zoe Saldana, who is to play the character of Commander Uhura in next year’s Star Trek movie. “I’ve been working nonstop for the last two years with James Cameron and J.J. Abrams and they finally gave me a break so my agent could bring me here to fashion week and I could lend support to fellow artists in a different field other than Hollywood,” she said. Lubov Azria said she’d also been struck by some pan-artistic inspiration for this season’s Max Azria collection: Martha Graham. “I used to dance ballet with the Kirov,” she reminded us. “So dance has always been a part of my life and the movement of clothes.” She said her design team started by watching footage of the company in motion before moving on to a color palette and yards of fabric. “And then we started draping like mad!”