Move over Fashion Week, there’s a new girl in town and she’s here for one night only. She’s full of style, energy and attracts New York’s finest. Introducing Fashion’s Night Out, a celebrated evening of style and star-studded events, crafted to support the fashion and retail industries around the world. Tonight, for the third year in a row, designers, models, fashion editors, celebrities, fashionistas and socialites gather throughout New York City for fashion’s sake. Like a haute Halloween for jet-set adults, this year’s Fashions Night Out will undoubtedly include a who’s who of New York, dressed to the nines and roaming the streets from party to party, satisfying their fashion cravings. From exclusive, limited edition items to DJs, photo booths and more, we’ve rounded up the can’t-miss events of this year’s Fashion’s Night Out.
Barneys New York
660 Madison Ave.
The luxury specialty retaile venue will be participating in Fashion’s Night Out by donating 10 percent of its Madison Avenue flagship store’s sales and 10 percent of its Barneys.com sales from the entire day and evening to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks and Barneys New York will commemorate this significant date through a fashionable donation to this worthy cause.
754 Fifth Ave.
Stop by for the BG Best In Show, the second annual designer dog show, as your favorite designers and their canine companions stroll the third floor catwalk with host James Aguiar and guest judges Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Santiago Gonzalez, and blogger Tina Craig of The Bags Snob. Dance to the music by Johnny Dynell and a live musical performance by Audrianna Cole while you rub shoulders with designer guests Alexandra Vidal, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cushnie et Ochs, John Barrett, Joseph Altuzarra, Kimberly McDonald, Laurence Dacade, Lela Rose, Nicholas Varney, Pamella Roland, Reem Acra and Wes Gordon. As an added bonus, at 6:45 p.m., join BG’s Linda Fargo to wish Michael Kors a Happy Anniversary – 30 years at Bergdorf Goodman – in the Fifth Avenue Windows.
Across the street at the men’s store, join in on the “BG Whisker Wars” Roundtable Discussion at 7:30 p.m. moderated by Glenn O’Brien. Listen on as writers, designers and celebrity panelists defend their points of view on the hotly-debated topic of facial hair versus clean-shaven. Expect to see Max Blagg, Marlon Gobel, David Coggins and a few special surprise guests. Show off your facial hair – real or faux – and have your photo taken by our long-time crush, Ruby Kobo designer Yuvi Alpert.
1000 Third Ave.
Celebrate with stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe as she launches the new Rachel Zoe signature ready-to-wear, shoe and handbag collections. Receive an exclusive Rachel Zoe makeup bag with any Rachel Zoe purchase and a free iPad case when you spend more than $500. In addition, meet supermodel and designer Erin Wasson and shop her new capsule collection, Erin Meets Zadig. You won’t want to miss this collaboration with the coveted French brand Zadig & Voltaire, a cool mix of edgy rocker and feminine chic. Be one of the first 50 guests to spend more than $300 and receive an exclusive T-shirt autographed by Wasson. On the men’s lower level, groove with a DJ and celebrate the launch of Ovadia & Sons. RLX also presents a selection of acclaimed photographer Ryan Holden Singer’s retrospective of Mongolia. For the creative type, shop Diane Von Furstenberg Home and get an expertly applied henna tattoo inspired by her home collection, Indian Temple, on the seventh floor.
9 Bond Street
Uptown, downtown, the avenues, the side streets, Brooklyn and the beaches- it’s what we all love about New York. Bond No. 9 has long been known for its New York-centric neighborhood scents. In honor of our great city, during this year’s Fashion’s Night Out, Bond No. 9 will launch a second luxury eau de parfum collection, whose inspiration comes from the state of New York. In addition, to celebrate the debut of the I love New York scents, they are offering a limited edition detachable silver heart charm on a chain, inspired by both the Bond No. 9 iconic subway token symbol and the I Love New York heart.
697 Fifth Ave.
Join Bottega Veneta and Rose Byrne for a cocktail to celebrate the new fragrance and a special pre-launch release of limited edition women’s moccasins. Only 1,000 pairs will be available in select stores during Fashion’s Night Out. Inspired by the men’s classic driving shoe, the women’s version comes in seven different suede colors and features Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato on the front and a refined rubber sole.
9 East 57th St.
Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with a special book signing of Vogue: The Covers by Dodie Kazanjian, with a special foreword by Hamish Bowles. In addition, 10 percent of all purchases made on the evening will be donated to the Burberry Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping young people realize their dreams and potential through the power of their creativity.
954 Madison Ave.
Join Carolina Herrera, Patricia Lansing and Lauren Remington Platt at the Carolina Herrera Madison Avenue boutique on Fashion’s Night Out. In honor of the special evening, purchase a signature Carolina Herrera white shirt and receive a complimentary monogramming of your choice on-site. With this purchase, customers can also have their hair and makeup done by the reputable artists associated with Vensette, a members-only website, founded by Platt. The site offers time-deprived New York women access to professional hair and makeup artists that can be quickly and conveniently booked online.
59 Horatio St.
Be the first to get your hands on two limited-edition, boutique exclusive styles will make their debut – the whimsically embellished Daffodile Brodee pump and a matching Sweety Charity Brodee Clutch. In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, the Christian Louboutin store will be transformed into a fabulous vintage hair parlor. Wild and fantastical wig creations will adorn the store windows while inside, guests are invited to add a little flair to their hair with the help of talented stylists from Frederic Fekkai who will be on hand to pin, tuck, brush and clip your hair with beautiful and colorful flowers to further add to the celebratory spirit of the evening. If that’s not enough, an eyelash bar full of exquisite and custom Christian Louboutin lash creations by Make Up For Ever will make your eyes sparkle as the celebration continues. Last but not least, delicious cocktails along with sweet and savory treats will keep the party going well into the night.
677 Fifth Ave.
On Fashion’s Night Out, the famous luxury design house will present “Atelier Fendi,” an exhibition of images from the Fall/Winter 2011 ad campaign shot by industry icon Karl Lagerfeld. In addition, special surprises highlighting the new Fendi fragrance, Fan di Fendi, with a ‘green screen’ photo opportunity will be available to guests.
723 Madison Ave.
Exclusive clientele will join designer Gilles Mendel at the J. Mendel Madison Avenue flagship boutique where Vogue Contributing Editor Lauren Santo Domino and Vogue Fashion News Editor Emily Holt will help you find the ultimate party look for fall. In addition, with a purchase from J. Mendel on Fashion’s Night Out, guests will automatically be entered in a raffle to win two tickets to the J. Mendel Spring 2012 fashion show at Lincoln Center and the invite-only, star-studded after-party.
163 Mercer St.
Step right up to the Marc Jacobs carnival. In true MJ fashion, guests will experience a night of fantasy and creation at this Fashion’s Night Out celebration. Shoppers will even receive a limited edition Marc Jacobs carnival tote bag while supplies last. Several special guest appearances are expected but you will need to show up to find out who. Sofia Mini champagne cans will quench your thirst while you play and shop around the store.
1009 Madison Ave.
Rosita, Teresa and Francesco Missoni will be making a special appearance in New York to host a cocktail party in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out. The Madison Avenue boutique will have limited edition Missoni headbands and ties for purchase. While guests mingle with Madison Avenue’s finest shoppers, special Missoni cocktails will keep the party going and have you seeing techno-color zigzags around the store.
413 Bleecker St
Step into the future of beauty with Silver Odyssey, a coupling of two exclusive products, via Crispi Larger Than Life long-wear eyeliner and Space Odyssey nail polish created in honor of Fashion’s Night Out. Unique and richly pigmented, the metallic silvery hues are celebrated with an iconic visual by Guy Bourdin, which will be displayed at the NARS flagship boutique. One of the most significant fashion photographers of the 20th Century, Bourdin is a favorite photographer of NARS founder and creative director, François Nars who will also be attending the event.
750 Madison Ave.
For Fashion Night’s Out, supermodel Jessica Stam will host a chic and glamorous cocktail party. Guests will have a chance to pose in a studio booth with Stam and instantly share the pictures via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while grooving to a performance by Jeanne Marine, Bob Geldof’s girlfriend, and the Swinging Frogs. The first 200 hundred shoppers will be the lucky recipients of Jeanne Marine’s CD. The cover was sketched by designer Bruno Frisoni.
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave.
On the second floor, from 6-8 p.m., Stella McCartney models will show off the latest looks while guests use digital Polaroid cameras to capture personal moments with the models which can then be uploaded to the Stella McCartney and Saks Facebook pages, and the link sent to guests so they can tag themselves. Unique Stella truffles will be handed out to guests as well. In addition, Saks will celebrate luxury brand Pringle of Scotland with personal appearances by designer Alistair Carr, as well as actress Tilda Swinton, Louise Wilson from Central Saint Martin, famed jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia and photographer Ryan McGinley.
On the third floor, bring out your creative side with designer Christian Cota who will be collaborating in digital painting with guests and signing painting prints from 6-7 p.m. You can also expect personal appearances from designer Prabal Gurung from 7:30-8 p.m. on the third floor and Doo Ri from 8-9 p.m.
On the fourth floor is the official Fashion’s Night Out Blogger Lounge, happening all night. On the fifth floor, experience DJ Questlove who will be spinning while guests can DIY hair wraps with Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This and Chris Lospalluto of the Sally Hershberger Salon. Additionally, Rebecca Minkoff and The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine will host the Hair Braiding Bar from 6-8 p.m. where you can personalize your braid with strips of Rebecca Minkoff leather. Once you transform your hair, have your nails done by manicurist Lisa Logan from Minx Nails as she will be applying prints on nails at Marc by Marc Jacobs from 6-9 p.m. Also on the fifth floor, learn to surf with Yigal Azrouël’s new line, Cut 25 and snag a pair of custom jeans by J. Brand all night long. Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more fun in one store, Ne-Yo will perform one of his chart-topping hits and autograph purchases from his exclusive hat collection.
861 Washington St.
Celebrate with Zac Posen at the Meatpacking District’s block party as he blasts tunes with DJ Jus Ske and watch an artist at work as Curtis Kulig designs a Fashion’s Night Out graffiti masterpiece on Scoop’s windows. Shoppers receive a customized gift from Birchbox with a purchase of $150 or more. Also, be one of the first 50 customers to check out Yosi Samra’s flats at the Street Store and get a free pair.
4 West 57th St.
With Fashion Week almost here, the who’s who in New York needs a way to organize one of the busiest weeks of the year. Leave it to Smythson to create the most chic solution. On FNO, Smythson will launch the must-have “Runway Notes” Fashion Week notebook. In addition, their new complimentary in-house monogrammer/goldstamper will be on-site to personalize the book of your fashionable life. Also for your enjoyment, there will be champagne and canapés while you browse and shop through the limited edition collection of note cards and notebook marking the 10th anniversary of the New York store.
429 West 14th St.
The Meatpacking boutique will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with special VIP guest DJ Jen Brill and it girls Elettra Wiedermann Rosellini and Dree Hemingway. Guests can sip on VeeV Acai Vodka while they take a snapshot in the custom photo booth. Bring a copy home and tag yourself on Facebook, live from the store. On the way out enjoy a pretzel at the gourmet fresh pretzel cart, available to Stella guests only. There will be a fun raffle to win an exclusive Fashion’s Night Out shirt signed by Stella. In addition, Stella has created a special gold charm bracelet, exclusive to Stella McCartney stores for this special night.