Tokyoites will have to wait a few more months than New Yorkers to revel in this year’s Fashion’s Night Out but the Japanese bash is shaping up to be especially big this year. All of the Vogue editions’ top editors, including Anna Wintour, Franca Sozzani, Emmanuelle Alt and Alexandra Shulman, are traveling to the city in early November along with Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast International, to show their support for the country and its fashion industry after the devastating earthquake in March. Newhouse and the editors will host a gala dinner for fashion execs, celebrities and VIPs on Nov. 4, and the following day the group will take part in Tokyo’s edition of the annual shopping event. (New York’s FNO will take place Sept. 8.) In a nod to Japan’s efforts to conserve electricity, Tokyo’s FNO will not stretch into the late night hours and the activity — which will likely include a red carpet procession outside Omotesando Hills mall — will be shifted earlier in the day from 2 p.m. through 10 p.m.


This story first appeared in the July 21, 2011 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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