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Dallas’ NorthPark Center Adding to FNO Agenda

This year's Fashion's Night Out event will feature runway shows and a mannequin exhibit in addition to the customary entertainment.

GROWING AGAIN: NorthPark Center in Dallas is turning up the volume on Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6 with runway shows in addition to customary entertainment including DJs and a string quartet. “Each year FNO gets bigger and bigger and customers are asking in advance, ‘What are you going to do to celebrate?’” said Kristen Gibbins, the center’s spokeswoman. “We are getting feedback that they want to get out and shop and are planning to make a night of it with their friends.”

NorthPark has planned two shows for the spacious lobby punctuated by the lofty orange steel di Suvero sculpture, and it may add a third due to retailer demand. Neiman Marcus is set to do a show at 6 p.m., with retailers including Ted Baker, H&M, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Lacoste, Bebe and Pinto Ranch scheduled at 7 p.m.

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In addition, NorthPark will present a mannequin exhibit of 16 red-carpet dresses by Roberto Cavalli worn during the past 12 years by celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé, Heidi Klum and Charlize Theron. The dresses were previously displayed at Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas.

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