Vogue to Produce Largest Fashion Show in NYC History

As if we weren’t already excited enough about September 10, 2010, Fashion’s Night Out outdid itself with a history-making announcement today.

The initiative will stage the largest public fashion show in New York City history on September 7, 2010 at Lincoln Center.

The show is to be produced by Vogue and SPEC Entertainment and will boast over 200 of the industry’s top models, says the CFDA web site.

It will give nearly 1,500 guests a look at the key trends of the Fall 2010 season as identified by the magazine. Tickets for the fashion show will be made available through the Lincoln Center box office this summer with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The New York City AIDS Fund.

I’ll keep you posted!


Michael Kors Pledges to Help Models Stay Healthy

Many continue to hope for runways without emaciated, unhealthy-looking, underage models.

But the Council of Fashion Designers of America is actually trying to make it happen. They’ve set up the CFDA Health Initiative, which promotes the well-being of models working in the industry.

Seems that model health is such an important matter that  Anna Wintour, Michael Kors and Natalia Vodianova made themselves available for for a panel discussion at the Harvard Business School Monday night.

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ANTM Returns for Two More Cycles

Cycle 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” doesn’t premiere til next month, but the CW Network is already talking programming for Fall 2010.

Today, they announced that ANTM will definitely run for another two cycles — 15 and 16.

The Network also took the opportunity to highlight that the reality show is the second most watched show in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour among women 18-34.

Just last week, ANTM revealed a new judging panel featuring “Vogue” Editor-at-Large, Andre Leon Talley, and a brand new mentoring role for Miss J. Alexander.


NYC, Get Ready! Anna Wintour & Mayor Bloomberg Have Spoken.


September 10, 2010 should be a night fashionistas remember.

And recessionistas, too. (That is, if we’re still using words recession-related next year.)

Now to the point.

Yesterday, the Mayor of New York, Vogue and other stakeholders confirmed that Fashion’s Night Out will return next year.

If you missed it this year, you lost out on fabulous deals and after-hours shopping at more than 800 stores across five boroughs.

And to prove it was fabulous, here’s Anna Wintour’s co-sign.

We were absolutely bowled over by the response to Fashion’s Night Out. It was only fifteen minutes after the event began and we were getting reports about lines around the block at stores throughout the city.

Now all you need to do is mark your calendar.

(P.S. It would be incredibly stupid of me not to mention that London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Athens, Taipei, Tokyo, Beijing, Sao Paolo and New Delhi will also host their editions of FNO on the same night! Indeed, an international affair…)


Fashion Designer Launches iPhone App


You’ve probably checked out the Chanel iPhone app, or maybe the one from Vogue’s Style.com.

Now Donna Karan has one too.

Launched yesterday, it coincides with her Fall 2009 Collection delivery.

And compared to other glam-themed apps, we hear that it’s being pitched as a “unique vehicle of woman to woman communication.”

Apparently, through the application, Karan talks fashion and personal passions, sharing everything from items she loves and chats with friends, to her recent vacation photos from Africa.

Get the Donna Karan app here.

Fabulous Fashion Moments on Auction Block


Wouldn’t it be cool if you could…

Get fashion advice from Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn over lunch at the Bryant Park Grill? click here

Spend a “Day of Fashion” at NY Fashion Week with Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley? click here

Launch your fashion career interning at Diane Von Furstenberg‘s NY studio? click here

Volunteer at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2009? click here

Supporters of The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights have put together these impressive experiences for their Annual Online Auction.

With the help of CharityBuzz, the online auction will raise funds supporting the RFK Center’s vital work around the globe. And you can help!

The auction is open now and runs until May 28th with new lots added every day.