NEW YORK — Almost 1,000 retailers here will participate in the second edition of Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 10, with scores of celebrity appearances and other special events.
Among the highlights, at Bergdorf GoodmanTom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie, Jason Wu, Thom Browne and Simon Spurr will be among those making personal appearances, and there will be a Face-Off Makeup Artist Competition judged by Bryanboy, Catherine Malandrino, Trish McEvoy and Hamish Bowles. For canine fans, Bergdorf’s will stage a Best in Show runway show of dogs with their designer owners, including Bibhu Mohapatra, Georgina Chapman, James Mischka and Mark Badgley, Reem Acra, Lela Rose and Thakoon Panichgul, who plan to make their runway turns with their four-legged friends.
Saks Fifth Avenue, meanwhile, will have designers such as Donna Karan, Charlotte Ronson and Zac Posen, as well as Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, on hand, and plans include a reprise of the fashion sketch-off. Macy’s Herald Square will welcome a slew of guests, including Oscar de la Renta and Jessica Simpson.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough will judge a karaoke contest at Barneys New York, Daphne Guinness will visit the store and shoppers can participate in a doubles Ping-Pong tournament against designer duos such as Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright and Shipley & Halmos’ Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos.
Henri Bendel will offer shoppers a $75 makeover at the Frédéric Fekkai salon, and shoppers will also have the chance to put on a Marchesa red-carpet gown and House of Lavande jewels for a photo op, with Olivia Palermo on hand to give posing advice.
Giorgio Armani on Madison Avenue tapped Lauren Hutton, who will share anecdotes with Joan Juliet Buck, while Naomi Campbell will be at Dolce & Gabbana signing limited edition T-shirts featuring images of herself. Balenciaga will present the U.S. exhibition debut of “Cindy Sherman: Untitled (Balenciaga) Series” at the flagship in Chelsea, featuring six photographs, on loan from the collection of François Pinault, that show the artist inhabiting various fashion-world denizens wearing Balenciaga. Karen Elson, who is featured in Balenciaga’s fall ad campaign, will perform live with her band at 9 p.m.
Calvin Klein Collection will show photos of influential American women taken by Canadian rocker Bryan Adams, who also will perform at the shindig co-hosted by Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Vogue’s Tonne Goodman. Carolina Herrera and daughter Carolina Herrera Baez will mark the opening of the CH Carolina Herrera New York store by hosting illustrator and caricature artist Robert Risko, while Chanel on 57th Street will let shoppers color-customize iconic Chanel ballerina flats, with New York City Ballet’s Kathryn Morgan and Robert Fairchild as special guests.
Downtown, Theory on Gansevoort Street will launch the Fashion Insider Remix video installation with live DJ Miike Snow, and stylists on site will help shoppers coordinate their fall wardrobes. Nearby, Shake Shack will handle the barbecue for Tory Burch’s block party, while Yigal Azrouël will launch an installation with artist Megan Marrin.
André Leon Talley will be at Ralph Lauren in SoHo for a performance by Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe, and Elie Tahari is planning “A Night Out in Old New York” at his West Broadway store, with a performance by the Nunziata Twins and Polaroid photographer Louis Mendes on hand to take snapshots. Kirna Zabête on Greene Street will host designers including Alexander Wang, Panichgul, Peter Som, Wu and Elise Overland. Opening Ceremony will stage a French flea market inspired by Paris’ Les Puces de Saint-Ouen at the Ace Hotel, with market booths for designers and labels such as Joseph Altuzarra, Patrik Ervell, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte.
Those needing targeted transportation could turn to Payless ShoeSource, which will sponsor six Gray Line double-decker buses to get people to key retail locations. The company also will stage a fete at its 716 Lexington Avenue store hosted by Christian Siriano, Rose, Patricia Field and Isabel Toledo. Volkswagen will have a fleet of vehicles on hand, as well.
Fashion’s Night Out unveils the list of events today on Fashionsnightout.com.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)