Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’11. Where Were You On Fashion’s Night Out?

September 13, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Spring '11

Where were you on Fashion's Night Out this past Friday?


We can tell you the celebs were out in abundance after the big Fashion's Night Out fashion show on Tuesday at Lincoln Center starring models like Gisele and Naomi. We can tell you we saw them romping at Henri Bendel and Barneys NY hosting parties for Macy's and Bergdorf Goodman and making the scene at Sephora, Stella McCartney, Chanel, Fred Leighton and more.

Just in case youre living in a bubble that somehow excludes fashion *gasp*, Fashion's Night Out is in its second year as the biggest shopping and fashion event in New York's history.  It was created last year through the work of Anna Wintour, Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, retailer NYC & Co. and the city of New York in 2009 as a way to help the New York economy while promoting fashion.  It quickly spread to become a worldwide extravaganza with designers, models, celebs, and fashionistas making appearences in London, Paris, Brazil, South Korea, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and more.

Since New York's shopping extravaganza was by far the biggest of all, there was no way Second City Style could be everywhere all at once.  They did, however, manage to hit up events in the Meatpacking District and Midtown.  Here's what they saw (and conquered!) along with some of the other major fashion to-dos crawling with celebs, fashion designers, and models going on at the very same time.


Barneys New York Creative Director Simon Doonan had a most coveted spot, sandwiched between Second City Style heads Carol Calacci (left) and Lauren Dimet Waters at the Barneys New York.  They also offered special deals on key style items like a special edition Alexander McQueen scarf, awoke the masses with games of musical chairs and ping pong, and had designers and celebs like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on hand to celebrate.


After a successful undertaking with a giant Fashion Night Out fashion show at Lincoln Center featuring 150 models, Anna Wintour's night had only just begun! here she is chatting it up with Barney's CEO Mark Lee and fashion's darling 14-year old blogger Tavi Gevinson


As trendy as ever, Ms Wintour wore a beautiful print skirt to go with her mismatched Fashion Night Out tee. A top the ensemble was her signature tweed jacket.  She also made an appearence with movie star Charlize Theron at the Dior store party on Madison Avenue.


While Anna was mingling at many a fashion event, Second City Style managing editor Carol Calacci was shooting the breeze with Calvin Klein's head designer Francisco Costa who co-hosted the Calvin Klein Collection event with creative director Italo Zucchelli and Vogue Fashion Director Tonne Goodman.  The store on Madison Avenue featured an exclusive in-store photography exhibit of influential American women shot by Bryan Adams, who also performed that night.


Carol and Lauren hopped on over to the Roger Vivier event, where the French designer label was launching a new fragrances collection with a party hosted by Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester.  The always fashionable Meester looked uber-stylish in a paint-splattered and long-sleeve sheer white dress by Emilio de la Morena, a designer she has rocked in the past, most notably at last year's MTV Video Music Awards. She worked the room and mingled with socialities like Lauren Santo Domingo and Coco Brandolini.


The gorgeous and refined Paula Patton (Precious) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) made ladylike appearences at the CH Carolina Herrera store where the elegant designer celebrated the 10th anniversary of her first free-standing boutique on Madison Avenue with Magician Mark Mitton, music by Paul Sevigny, and lots of luscious cocktails!


While Lauren and Carol were also out hitting up Jimmy Choo, DKNY, and Chanel, among others, the celeb fashionistas were also making their own appearences around town.  Here are some of the most memorable:


Gwen Stefani wore a ruffled print dress, sheer footless tights, fringed sandals and red lips to the Sephora SoHo store where she promoted her fragrance collection along with some of her favorite Harajuku girls. 


Sarah Jessica Parker sparkled at the Fred Leighton jewelry store on Madison Avenue in a shimmering Oscar de la Renta number.


Olivia Palermo showed her fans how to pose for A-plus pictures on the red carpet at the Henri Bendel store. 


Singer Kelly Rowland chatted up designer Guiseppe Zanotti.  Also at his Ladylike Redefined celebration that night–Whitney Port, Michelle Trachtenberg, Stacey Keibler, and Wendy Williams


Gwyneth Paltrow and her ultra-chic military-inspired peeptoe booties showed up at the Stella McCartney boutique.


Halle Berry and a flashy lingerie-inspired camisole topped with tuxedo blazer and knee high boots came to the Ralph Lauren Collection showing at the Ralph Lauren Mansion.  She later flaunted her wears at the Rag & Bone boutique with Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman


The latest celeb fashion designer to be showing at this year's Fashion Week lineup, Victoria Beckham wore her signature slinky sheath and stepped up her signature pose at Bergdorf Goodman.


In a flashy Jenny Packham minidress and whie bow, Heidi Klum showed off not one but two new maternity lines at Destination Maternity.

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Source: Fashion's Night Out

—Simona Kogan

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