As Fashion’s Night Out took place throughout the five boroughs of New York City, WWD’s intrepid reporters fanned out to cover the second edition of the shopping event. Here, their tweets from the front lines.
Claire Danes is feeling a little envy over Viktor & Rolf’s bed-in at Saks Fifth Avenue’s FNO event. “I want my own bed-in!” she declared.
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Donna Karan bent over to blow out her b-day candles at Saks and singed her hair.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka confessed that they should be finishing their rtw collection, not at FNO.
Daphne Guinness on the Barneys beauty floor signing perfume bottles, wearing sky-high lipstick red stilettos.
“Oh there she is, that woman who highlights her hair” — a Barneys spectator spying Daphne Guinness.
Ric Pipino styling hair for eager shoppers at Bendel’s.
Chris Benz is getting the crowd pumped for Bingo at Saks.
Spotted: Jessica Szohr being mobbed by teenage fans at Saks./13
Daniel Merriweather is singing and Charlotte Ronson is making friendship bracelets on Saks’ fifth floor.
Who knew Thom Browne had so many female fans? He’s signing his signature oxfords at Bergdorf ’s.
Cathy Horyn waited patiently in line with the hoi polloi to meet Guinness who just jumped in the air when greeting her. In those heels.
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ fans including Anna Wintour & Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren spilled out of the Sean Jean shop at Macy’s Herald Square.
The 7th Fl of Barneys is mobbed w fans waiting for the Alexander Wang-hosted dance off to begin.
Spotted: Bryan Adams and Francisco Costa posing together at Calvin Klein.
Spotted: Rosario Dawson dancing with a friend in a private room before greeting fans at Bottega Veneta.
Spotted: Halle Berry in Polo and Rag and Bone and fresh off flight from London at Polo. She will be getting back on plane tonight.
Anna Wintour on this year’s vs. last: “It’s early, but I think right out of the gate it seems to have become so much bigger.”
Patti Smith at Bulgari “I should be dancing on the jewelry cases!”
Spotted: The Fonz Henry Winkler window shopping at Reed Krakoff. No leather jacket but wearing a green flannel he had just bought at Polo.
Man in suit begging to get behind Ferragamo’s velvet rope.
The lines have been drawn for Pictionary on the 3rd floor of Saks. Diane Kruger, Peter Som and Christian Cota are among the players.
Zac Posen is cheering on the dancers at Saks while he moonwalks.
Oscar de la Renta just arrived to his Madison Ave store and immediately joined the in-store salsa band on vocals.
Neil Patrick Harris marks his spot on Broadway by Macy’s for the opening shot of the CBS documentary on Fashion’s Night Out.
Spotted: Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte carrying a “Proust Society” tote at Barneys.
Tom Ford, fashionably late, signing merch for fans at Bergdorf ’s. Huge crowd.
Valerie Steele of the Museum at FIT waiting in line to talk to Daphne Guinness.
Jennifer Lopez says she wants to do fashion again and will be at the Tommy Hilfiger and L.A.M.B. shows.
The line is halfway across Lord & Taylor’s second floor to get your shoes signed by Vince Camuto.
Andy Hilfiger, perhaps scouting for new talent at The Academy of Art fashion show.
Fifth floor Barneys shoe dept = one big resting area for the stiletto shod.
The 5th floor of Barneys is overflowing with people waiting for the Olsens’ appearance.
Congressman Anthony Weiner at Oscar de la Renta: “I’m a government employee. I doubt I could afford anything tonight.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sarah Jessica Parker show up to support Oscar but aren’t giving interviews.
The party is in full swing and champagne glasses drop as Jessica Alba walks in Ralph Lauren.
Serena Williams, surrounded by a slew of cameras, arriving at David Yurman’s town house.
Catherine Zeta-Jones bottoms up at Oscar de la Renta.
Behnaz Sarafpour at Barneys, with baskets of apples and pears from her farm.
Savannah College of Art and Design students speed fashion sketching the hordes at Lord & Taylor.
Desiree Rogers and Tamara Mellon making a pit stop at Calvin Klein. Spotted: Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan’s hubby, making pottery at Barneys.
Metric playing at Juicy Couture.
Lord & Taylor CEO Brendan Hoffman says “It’s been nonstop since 5.”
Kate Walsh at Valentino’s poker tournament, “I am not winning & the stakes are high. But I am on my way up.”
Molly Sims at Valentino.
Karl Lagerfeld breezed through the Fendi store.
The crowd is going wild waiting for “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick on Saks’ seventh floor.
Prima ballerina Darci Kistler and daughter at J.Mendel.
Mod scenes outside Agent Provocateur, where people are waiting to see models in sexy lingerie.
Crowd is cheering “MK and A” “MK and A” as they wait for the Olsens to appear at Barneys.
Still waiting for Ed Westwick at Saks, along with every female in Manhattan.
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And the night went on and on…