Monday, September 7, 2009

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 kick off New York Fashion Week.

In New York City- the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages- Fashion's Night Out will encompass festivities galore— from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances, musical performances, downtown barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings and t-shirts, and sweepstakes. Every fashion retailer across the five boroughs has been invited to keep its doors open late on the evening of September 10. Over 700 retailers and designers across New York City from flagships to tiny boutiques, massive department stores to young designers, mainstream chains, and niche luxury names alike are confirmed participants in Fashion’s Night Out with most events will take place from 6 P.M. until 11 P.M. Every participating location is open to anyone and everyone. Tickets nor invitations are required to join in the festivities.

Other participating fashion capitals include China, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Germany and Brazil.

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