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 enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City. Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, "To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs."
When : September 10, 2009 Where: Across the world and over 300 retailers in the five boroughs alone. Why: It’s a once in a lifetime to meet and greet many big name designers including Alex Woo who will be at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue. On right, she is photographed with Gossip Girl's Costume Designer Eric Daman. Dresscode: Your unique style only For details, visit fashionsnightout.com for a complete run-down on the year’s biggest shopping event!