Get ready, Fashion’s Night out is gearing up for Sept. 7th through Sept. 10th. This is the celebration of shopping dreamed up by Vogue editor Anna Wintour to offer special shopping deals right before New York Fashion Week. Remember last year, Anna was down at Macy’s Queen’s shilling lipstick to promote budget fashion ? This year the world wide celebration of shopping continues. In response to last year’s success, retailers nationwide have joined this year’s FNO, sponsored by QVC. There will be celebrations in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Portland and more.
Last year, I celebrated at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. This year, I may stop in at Armani and all the other retailers on Rodeo. Here are the festivities that have been announced.
Giorgio Armani celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with four celebrity-helmed events on September 10 in New York and Los Angeles.
In New York:
- Giorgio Armani New York (760 Madison Avenue at 65th Street, NYC, 212-988-9191): Giorgio Armani fashion icon Lauren Hutton shares legendary stories with actress/writer Joan Juliet Buck. 7:00-9:00pm – Armani / 5th Avenue (717 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street, NYC, 212-339-5950):
Supermodel Bar Refaeli shows how to strike a pose and joins guests in front of the camera for their own personal photo. 8:00-10:00pm
In Los Angeles:
- Giorgio Armani Los Angeles (436 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5555): Acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson hosts an exhibition of his favorite red carpet looks and discusses his Armani odyssey with fashion expert Steven Cojocaru. 6:30-8:30pm
- Emporio Armani Los Angeles (9533 Brighton Way, Bevelry Hills,( 310-271-7790): Star DJs Super Mash Bros. spin an explosive set of music and video mash-ups. 8:30-10:00pm
Giorgio Armani will also be supporting this project around the world by hosting a series of events and cocktail parties in Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Asia. In a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, Giorgio Armani and International editions of VOGUE are coordinating evening activities in heir respective world fashion capitals. ashion’s Night Out is a global celebration of shopping under the leadership of VOGUE, and will be taking place in sixteen different countries internationally this September.
CIRQUE DU CHANEL: Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created an exclusive collection of nail polish called Les Khakis de CHANEL. Visitors to the CHANEL Boutique on Rodeo Drive will have the chance to receive a manicure at a dedicated nail bar featuring limited edition shades Le Vernis Nail Colours — Khaki Vert, Khaki Rose and Khaki Brun.
ALPHABET SOUP: Tod’s and Ferragamo will unveil must haves for Hollywood’s A-List. Salvatore Ferragamo celebrates recently named creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti’s first women’s collection. The centerpiece will be the launch of the highly anticipated W bag (which we showed you yesterday). Just down the street, Tod’s launches a limited edition version of the brand’s signature G-Bag in the newly re-designed Tod’s Beverly Hills “home” and private VIP lounge designed by Oscar-winning set designer Dante Ferretti.
A GOOD CAUSE: Two Rodeo hosts a night of shopping and giving with live entertainment on the Via Rodeo and a luxury silent auction, benefiting lifesaving medical support for Daisy Love Merrick, www.prayfordaisy.com, a local girl heroically battling cancer. Bottega Veneta will support V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, with 10% of the proceeds from FNO being donated.
ARTS AND CULTURE: Coach will feature whimsical, LA-based artist, Louise Chen, who will use Coach’s limited edition Fashion’s Night Out tote as her canvas to create completely customized and off the cuff creations. The jewelry house of Mikimoto will celebrate authentic Japanese culture with New York-based calligraphy artist, Masako Inkyo, who will demonstrate magnificent Japanese calligraphy.
DIAMONDS: Tiffany partners with Vogue and Fashion Group International for the West Coast launch of the new Tiffany Yellow Diamond collection.
Note, no mater what coast you are on, you can realize shopping savings with your American Express Card. Starting August 30, American Express Cardmembers will be able to register their cards online at http://www.americanexpress.com/entertainment to receive a $100 statement credit when they spend $500 or more at participating retailers, including Tory Burch, DVF, Intermix, Theory, Helmut Lang, and Domenico Vacca during Fashion’s Night Out and get their shop at a discount.