photo via: Jak & Jil
As there are literally thousands of NYC festivities scheduled for this Friday, we break it down for you and give you a short list of some of the most promising.
Barneys invites you to shop and mingle with fashion icons: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Daphne Guinness, Julie Gilhart and Simon Doonan. Meet the designers: Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, and Rodarte. Participate in fabulously demented activities: Ping-Pong, Karaoke, Drumming, Musical Chairs, and more. Greet and meet with fashion icons: Island Records' Chris Blackwell, Johnny Rozsa, and more! Amazing exclusive clothing and accessories: Special edition FNO Alexander Wang McQueen scarf and more.
Saks will be fashion's ultimate party. Celebrity and designer appearances include Donna Karan, Viktor & Rolf, Charlotte Ronson, Zac Posen, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and Sergio Rossi's Creative Director, Francesco Russo as he unveils the new 'Cachet' pumps, exclusively at Saks.
Opening Cermony hosts a French flea market staged in the lobby of the Ace Hotel. Inspired by the famous Les Puces deSaint-Ouen market in Paris, the French flea market concept coincides with the launch of France as O.C's country of focus for 2010-11. Brands will have their own flea market booths with exclusive items and designers will be present to meet fans and enjoy the festivities. Participating brands include agnes b., Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, Collette, Deyrolle, Joseph Altuzarra, Keds, Laudree, Patrik Ervell, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and more.
Personal appearances from 9-10pm by designers Jason Wu and Monique Pean with Joan Small. Celebrity Christina Ricci will also make an appearance. From 8-9pm, catch designer L'Wren Scott spinning her favorite tunes as our guest dj, and designer Nicholas Kirkwood sketching his favorite designs. Military-inspired custom stenciling by the designers of Current Elliott. A menswear trunk show hosted by designer Devon Scott. Exclusive limited edition black leather messenger bags available by Proenza Schouler available for $225, and exclusive limited edition buffalo horn earrings by Monique Pean available for $295.
From 6-11pm, reality stars, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, with cameras, bring the country to Fifth Ave. with a General Store. Get a 10 minute reading with astrologer Susan Miller for $25; benefits Housing Works. Launch of Atelier Swarovski collection featuring Karl Lagerfeld. 6-9pm Fekkai, Marchesa and Olivia Palermo have a Red Carpet moment that you can share on Facebook/Twitter. 7-9pm Bendel illustrator, Izak, signs one of a kind "green" totes for $100; proceeds go to charity. 8:30-10:30pm model Erin Wasson presents her jewelry collection LOWLUV.
Housing Works Thrift Shops kicks off the month of Fall Preview events at our Chelsea flagship! Each of our ten New York City based shops host a Fall Preview event throughout the month. We re-stock our thrift shops with the best designer fashion, unique furniture, and rare artwork finds and sell them for a fraction of the price to benefit the largest AIDS services organization in the nation.
Scoop NYC and EDUN have partnered up to treat you to an evening in honor of Africa. Meet Ali Hewson at the EDUN pop u p shop while sipping Tusker Premium Lager. Jaleel Bunton from TV on the Radio will be spinning and we'll also have a special performance by South Africa's BLK JKS. EDUN/Scoop NYC encourage you to join Ali and bike it for the night! Ride a bike to the event and EDUN will feature those with the best bike style on their blog! The first 100 EDUN shoppers will receive a free gift and the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck will be giving out free scoops to the first 200 Scoop shoppers!
Diane von Furstenberg takes Fashion's Night Out to the digital universe with The DVF and HP Experience Lounge, a multimedia event that will transform the DVF boutique and gallery into an interactive fashion playground. Hosted by Refinery29.com, the evening will feature cutting-edge fashion installations, complete with a 'Fall Favorites' photo booth featuring DVF items curated by Refinery20.com editors on display for shoppers to utilize when browsing their most-desired DVF looks. Photos can be printed, posted to Facebook or streamed live into the loung on social feed monitors, allowing guests to engage with the fashion community and interact with DVF. Computer terminals and touch screens will feature up-to-the-minute news about FNO from around the city, and around the world.
rag & bone is teaming up with fellow Mercer Street retailer 3.1 Phillip Lim to co-host a street party featuring delicious food and a live DJ. Inside the store, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville will be on hand to help SoHo shoppers style their Fall looks. Special guests include Revlon's Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman who will perform mini-makeovers, and one of Revlon's Global Ambassadors.
Join Jessica Alba and Andre Leon Talley downtown at Ralph Lauren Soho for champagne, shopping, and a stylish performance by Grammy nominated singer Janelle Monae. Monae's 360 degree concert from the oversized loft windows will have guests dancing in the street to her soulful musical musings in honor of Fashion's Night Out.
We hope everyone here in the city takes advantage of this fabulous shopping event. If you have any recommendations, we'd love to hear from you too!
And let's not forget, this is a global initiative with 15 other countries and dozens of cities across the US coordinating their own festivities!