Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fashion's Night Out

In support of the 9/11 fund,
Vogue and others are hosting "Fashion's Night Out," their own stimulus plan. I'm eager to see how this pans out - it seems like mass hysteria might ensue! No worries if you're not in New York, the entire roster of headliners can be found at

And now, taken from our friends over at Racked (, I've taken their top tens from music, contests, and events and edited them down for you:


Coca Rocha at DKNY We know where all the modelizers will be closing the evening: at DKNY where Coca Rocha is due to deejay from 9-11pm while DKNY cupcakes and bubbly are passed around. Following her, a duo will perform "violin and electro pop music." Trippy! 655 Madison Avenue.

The Misshapes at Versace Like it or not, the neon skinny jeans and ironic lens-less glasses will be out in full at Versace for The Misshapes' DJ set. Oh yea, and Ciara, Amy Sacco, Taylor Momsen and model Chanel Iman will be there too, so expect bouncers. Frankly, we're even surprised that this is a public event. If you're planning on going to this, get there early and don't even think about making it to anything else. 647 Fifth Avenue.

John Lennon-Edition Guitar at Fossil Even Fossil is getting in on the fun; they'll be giving away journals and passing out "seventies-era treats" through the night, but aspiring musicians should enter to win the John Lennon limited-edition guitar and Fossil gift certificates. 1585 Broadway..

Polo Lesson With Nacho Figueras from Ralph Lauren Men's Want to learn how to play polo? Why not learn from Ralph Lauren's model and pro player Nacho Figueras? Win a private lesson with him, although we guess that since this prize is only being offered to entrants at RL's Bleecker Street Men's store, that it sadly can't be turned into a date. 381 Bleecker Street.

A Customized Piece From Matthew Williamson
Now we are talking serious prizes, what with this offer to have Matthew Williamson personally fit and customize a one-of-a-kind creation for you. That means no reselling on eBay! Yet another incentive to hit MePa during FNO. 415 West 14th Street.

Fashion Week Tickets and more at Lord & Taylor Who would have guessed that it'd be Lord & Taylor ponying up some of the best prizes? Throughout the night, shoppers will be handed keys which might unlock one of these prizes: Fashion Week show tickets, VH1 Save The Music Concert Tickets, a wardrobe from BCBGeneration and more.

$5,000 shopping spree from Fashion's Night Out
You don't have to go anywhere to sign up for this prize, aside from your computer. The shopping spree sweepstakes is already up for registering on their website (click above) and the big news is that there will be
8 winners. There's a ton of participating retailers, so you won't be spending that 5K all at Bergdorf's...or will you?

Rag & Bone Guys, this is for you: Rag & Bone will turn their Christopher Street store into an Irish Pub, complete with free beer, a sawdust floor, and a live Irish band. We might just end up calling it a night here. 100 Christopher Street.

Adam Lippes
Not content to party until 11pm, Adam's Meatpacking store will stay open until 1am with free cocktails. He'll also have special edition personalized T-shirts for sale, and in case you've missed them thus far—the
Havaianas customizing crew! All proceeds from the sale of the Havaianas will go to the 9/11 fund. 678 Hudson Street.

Kirna Zabete It's Kirna's 10th anniversary, so they'll be celebrating double-time by bringing in Narciso Rodriguez, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu, and Peter Som to debut their exclusive items for Kirna. Want to snap up a Wu sketch or a Proenza Schouler tote bag? This is the place to do it. 96 Greene Street.

Chanel Actually hosting two large events at different stores, Chanel will cater to both the rich and the poor. At 139 Spring Street, they'll debut the jade nail polish with free mini-manicures and a DJ set by Alexa Chung. Meanwhile at 15 East 57th Street, 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." Oh yes, and there will be champagne of course.

Bergdorf Goodman
If this doesn't get you to BG, then nothing will:
Andre Leon Talley hosting a fashion game show with "teams led by Donna Karan, Linda Fargo, and Robert Verdi." Also, Annie Leibovitz will be around, Padma Lakshmi will host a cook-off with Cynthia Rowley and Peter Som, Zac Posen will be selling his paintings, Alexander Wang will drop in and Isaac Mizrahi will hold a talk. This is some crazy shiz right here; make sure to jot down the exact times for the event you most want to see. 754 Fifth Avenue.

Alice + Olivia
Right alongside the Fashion Week tents in Bryant Park, the Alice + Olivia boutique will become a photo studio, with
auditions to be a model in the Alice + Olivia presentation the following week. Hopefuls won't be left to their own devices either; they'll get pro hairstyling, makeup and wardrobe styling before stepping in front of the camera. Here's something for the resume. 80 West 40th Street

Opening Ceremony
In the spirit of Chinatown, OC will take their celebration to the streets, with special-edition items sold out of the backs of vintage automobiles (example: a Thai truck sporting Band of Outsiders gear). In addition, you'll able to meet and greet with the designers behind
Rodarte, Band of Outsiders, Proenza Schoulder, Fendi, and of course Alexander Wang. Munch on food from neighborhood restaurants and enjoy DJ sets by "friends" of Opening Ceremony. 35 Howard Street.

As expected, Barneys will be killing it during Fashion's Night Out, hosting such famous faces as the
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen bartending, Isabel Toledo, Alexander Wang for runway lessons, Juan Carlos Obando teaching salsa and more. Oh yea, and they'll be teaching knitting and hosting a fashion green market curated by Vogue editor Tonne Goodman. There's too much to list here; click above for all the details. 660 Madison Avenue.

Where will you be?? I'm still undecided x

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