Fashion's Night Out

I got my September issue of Vogue a little late (yeah, I know. It's August 23rd... think I waited long enough?) and they mentioned this thing called Fashion's Night Out.

"In a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, U.S. and international editions of Vogue are coordinating evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.
In the United States, American Vogue has joined with NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City. Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, "To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs."
The first evening of New York Fashion Week, Fashion's Night Out will encompass festivities galore— from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances. Champagne may flow; hors d'oeuvres may be passed. Rumors of musical performances, downtown barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings, and sweepstakes abound. Apparently there will be makeovers, brow bars, and haircut stations at sundry spots, too"(http://www.fashionnightout.com/)

ummm... SIGN ME UP?!!! AWESOME. I'll be back in school by September 10th also, so I'm totally all over this. I personally think this is a great way to buoy up the New York economy, not to mention a great idea to kick off fashion week with a fashion extravaganza, celebrating everything we know and love about the New York fashion scene.

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