Fashion’s Night Out 2009 : A Global Celebration of Fashion
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On Thursday, September 10th, 2009, the first evening of New York Fashion Week Spring 2010, New York and 12 other cities around the world (where International editions of VOGUE are published) will be celebratingFashion’s Night Out. In this special night, stores will be opened late (till 11 PM) with overflowing champagne and hors d’oeuvres, impromptu musical performances in several designer boutiques by famous DJs, musicians and models (The Misshapes at Versace boutique, model Coco Rocha will be spinning at DKNY!!, click here to learn more), free makeovers, free lessons (rumors said there will be some free dance lessons at Kate Spadeand the Olsen twins will be teaching shoppers how to knit. Although some said, the twins will guest-bartend at Barneys and Bergdorf), unbelievable generous sweepstakes , contests and giveways will be distributed to the masses.
Fashion’s Night Out itself is a global initiative and special effort of VOGUE and its international editions to promote retails, restore consumer confidence and celebrate fashion in this time of recession.
In the US, American VOGUE teamed up with NYC & Company, the City of New York and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, to stimulate consumers and boosts the local industry of New York City, America’s fashion capital. “Let’s make shopping fun again!”,obviously their main goal is to lure people to go out and spend, simply encouraging them to SHOP till they drop!
Best of all, models, designers, celebrities and editors will mingle with the public to support this event. Anna Wintour is said to make a public appearance at Macy’sQueens! I can’t imagine her coming to a public mall in Queens! I wonder how many people will be chasing her all the way to Queens and queuing in line just to meet her! I know I definitely would, if my time permits and hopefully I won’t be staying late at work that day! But I’m definitely jealous of those of you who live in Paris. The lucky one would get the chance to meet Carine Roitfeld and her fabulous Paris Voguette team ! And God knows I would definitely do anything for that rare opportunity =P
Anyway, if you happen to be in New York during this event, and want to be part of this fashion galore, click here to view a complete official list of all participating stores, labels and designers.
For a list of celebrities and fashion insiders who will be making appearances or hosting the event, click here and here.
To those who can’t make it, you still can taste a glimpse of this fashion event by getting their limited edition tshirt here. Gilt.com was selling this tee the other day, if you’re lucky maybe you still can buy it online or visit Kirna Zabete online store.
The Cut at New York magazine has a great guide of top 20 freebies and deals on Fashion’s Night Out event, view it here.
Racked.com also has a great guide of the TOP 10 events at Fashion’s Night Out, including “for the first time ever, Chanel will have a create-your-own-handbag studio. Choose your favorite lambskin color, lining, hardware, and chain—and be among the first in the United States to own a customized, monogrammed Chanel classic bag”, view it here.
Watch Fashion’s Night Out promotional ad, and see Anna Wintour’s rare smile, below : video courtesy of style.com
Sources, images and video courtesy of fashionsnightout.com, thedailyobsession.net, style.com, nycgo.com/fashionsnightout, racked.com, kirnazabete.com, thejetsetgirls.blogspot.com, vogue.fr, gilt.com, nitrolicious.com, mbfashionweek.com