In just under an hour, fashion’s biggest night officially kicks off! With over 1300 events listed for New York’s big night, you need to go out with a game plan. We’ve already rounded up events for the celeb seekers and low key shoppers. Actors, actresses and singers have nothing on editors, models and designers in your book. If you hear Jessica and think Stam before Simpson, these are the events you’ll want on your to-shop list. Check back Monday for recaps from New York and Fashion’s Night Out India. Which events will you be lining up for tonight?
Who: Karen Elson
What: A performance from Elson’s debut album, produced by husband Jack White (of the White Stripes) and the US exhibition debut of the Cindy Sherman Untitled (Balenciaga) Series.
Where: 542 West 22 Street btw. 10th and 11th Aves
Who: Naomi Campbell, undisputed featherweight champion of the modeling world
What: A collection of limited edition t-shirts featuring Naomi Campbell sold exclusively at the Dolce & Gabbana boutique to support Fashion for Relief, a charity founded by Naomi to raise funds in the fashion world in time and places of need. A performance choreographed by Laurie Ann Gibson at 7:30pm and 9:15pm. T-shirts signed from 6:30pm to 9:45pm.
Where: 825 Madison Avenue at 69th Street
Who: Donna Karan and Leigh Lezark
What: Cocktails, music, a digital photobooth, and the launch of the DKNY Delicious Core Club.
Where: 655 Madison Avenue at 60th Street
Who: Christian Siriano, Lela Rose, Patricia Field and Isabel Toledo
What: The designers will be available for a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity from 8-10 pm. at 716 Lexington Avenue. A limited-edition charity tote available for $10 that features the official “cityscape graphic” created by Vogue for 2010. Five dollars from each tote sold will be donated to the NYC AIDS Fund.
Where: 716 Lexington Avenue at 58th street
Who: Rachel Zoe (literally!) and the Project Runway cast, though there’s no mention of if this includes Heidi, Michael or Tim.
What: Photos and autographs from the cast of Project Runway, and styling advice from Rachel Zoe. Plus, a gift with purchase.
Where: 93 Mercer Street
Who: Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, Peter Som, Jason Wu, Aurelie Biderman,Chrissie Morris, Elise Overland and Tracy Anderson.
What: Exclusive products from the designers, an exclusive Celine purse and a Kirna Zabete designed limited edition iPad case all launching in store.
Where: 96 Greene Street
Who: Tim Gunn and Deborah Lloyd, creative director of Kate Spade
What: A window styling contest at the kate spade Broome street flagship, judged by Tim and Deborah. Autographed copies of Tim Gunn’s book, Gunn’s Golden Rules, and a limited-edition cosmetics case, available exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out
Where: 454 Broome Street New York NY 10013
Who: Jessica Alba, Andre Leon Talley, Halle Berry
What: Jessica Alba and Andre Leon Talley are downtown at Ralph Lauren Soho for champagne and a performance by Grammy nominated singer Janelle Monae. Halle Berry’s in midtown autographing covers of the September issue of Vogue. Granted, Halle and Jessica would easily make the celeb list, but any fashion follower worth their salt will be lining up just to hear ALT tell them if they look dreck or not.
Where: 379 West Broadway (Alba and ALT) and 867 Madison Avenue (Halle Berry)
Who: Donna Karan, Viktor & Rolf, Charlotte Ronson, Zac Posen, and Sergio Rossi’s Creative Director, Francesco Russo.
What: The debut of the Sergio Rossi ‘Cachet’ pumps, exclusively at Saks. Dancing with the designers and a fashion sketch-off.
Where: 611 Fifth Avenue
Who: Elettra Weidemann, Alek Wek, and Creative Director, Massimiliano Giornetti
What: The launch of the highly anticipated W bag. Designed in the ‘70s exclusively for the House matriarch, Mrs. Wanda Ferragamo, the bag was the centerpiece of the Fall runway show. Guests are invited to customize their own W bag. A percentage of sales will benefit the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Where: 655 Fifth Avenue