The six day global event kick-off in France on September 7; with Britain and Korea on September 8; Australia, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain on September 9; India, Russia and the United States on September 10, China, Japan and Taiwan on September 11, with Greece and Turkey bringing the event to a close on September 16.
For one night last September in New York City (and 12 other cities around the world), designers, celebrities, models and fashion editors participated in exciting, one-of-a-kind events in stores open to the public after hours. Customers relished the street-party atmosphere, while retailers saw a surge of new shoppers and increased sales. Fashion’s Night Out returns to New York City on Friday, September 10, from 6 to 11pm. Last year, more than 800 participating stores across the five boroughs feted thousands of shoppers who supported the fashion and retail industries—and this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better.
In 2009, a portion of proceeds from sales of the Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt went to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, raising more than $300,000. This year, in addition to long- and short-sleeve shirts, hoodies and tanks will also be available, with some of the proceeds from sales of the clothing being donated to the NYC AIDS Fund in The New York Community Trust. Be sure to check fashionsnightout.com powered by QVC for retailer information and locations.
To promote Fashion’s Night Out, Vogue and SPEC Entertainment produced a fashion show on September 7 at Lincoln Center. The event featured more than 150 models, including the likes of Daria Werbowy and Chanel Iman, dressed in the latest fall trends. If you missed the action, you can check out cbs.com/fno to see a webcast of the show, or visit vogue.com to see photos of every look featured on the runway.
The making of Fashion’s Night Out will be the subject of an hour-long, prime-time special on CBS on September 14 at 10pm EST. Cameras will follow celebrities, designers, editors and retailers as they prepare for year two of Fashion’s Night Out, taking viewers behind the scenes during months of intense planning as well as tracking the night itself as it unfolds across the globe. This special will also look beyond the glamour to the real-life implications at stake, focusing on the individuals working in all parts of the industry, from salespeople to design staff, for whom the vibrancy of the fashion business is a question of economic survival. You won’t want to miss it!
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