The Essential Guide to Fashion’s Night Out

Unless you had the stamina (and flying reindeer) of Santa Claus, it would be impossible to go everywhere and do everything on Fashion’s Night Out. So here’s our essential guide, the New York edition, updated daily. See you around!…

Alexander McQueen
McQueen stores in New York, Los Angeles, and London will be handing out a limited number of skull key rings, some of which contain an online code to win a Folk tote, the house’s latest it-bag.
September 8, 6-10 pm, Alexander McQueen, 417 W 14th St, NYC

Yves Saint Laurent
Nicki Minaj will stop into YSL to celebrate FNO and the launch of the house’s latest accessory, the Cabas Chyc bag. A styling competition will also take place, in collaboration with Tamu McPherson of the blog All The Pretty Birds, from which images will stream to YSL’s Facebook page, to be voted on by fans. Every Cabas Chyc purchased will be accompanied by a gift of YSL essentials: beauty products, a silk logo scarf, and a pair of the latest YSL sunglasses.
September 8, 7-10 pm, YSL, 3 E 57th St, NYC

Calvin Klein
Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli will fete Lara Stone at the Calvin Klein flagship on Madison Avenue. Stone herself will be on hand, as well as on a limited-edition T-shirt for sale that night only. Shoppers who manage to get their pictures taken with the international supe and face of the house this season will have their pics posted on Calvin Klein’s Facebook page.
September 8, 6:30 pm, Calvin Klein, 654 Madison Avenue, NYC

Comme des Garçons
Aside from exclusive new merch trotted out, Stephen Jones will make an appearance at the newly renovated 22nd Street location, in celebration of his longstanding partnership with Comme and the opening of his Bard Graduate Center exhibition on September 15. A selection of his archival hats will be on display, and several styles will be available for purchase. Customers who spend $750 or more will receive a free 888 150mg candle. Meanwhile, a few blocks down at Comme’s Edited Black, the Taiwanese food cart Baohaus will serve its signature fare alongside the musical stylings of DJ Ansoni. All customers who spend $250 or more will receive a free box of Incense Series 3 incense sticks.
September 8, 6-9 pm, Comme des Garçons, 520 W 22nd St. & 112 Tenth Ave, NYC

Prada 5th Avenue will present a special visual installation by Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, a recreation of the mod photo shoot featured in the September issue. Clips of the upcoming film Brighton Rock, starring Sam Riley will also be shown. Over at Prada Broadway, the Brooklyn band Holy Ghost (DFA records) will perform live, while DJ Jeffrey Tonneson will spin throughout the evening. Prada Broadway will also feature a special installation of the new Prada Candy fragrance.
September 8, 6-10 pm, Prada, 724 Fifth Avenue & 575 Broadway, NYC

You’ve surely seen Lanvin’s video of a boogying Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman, shot by Steven Meisel. Now you can take up the Lanvin Dance Challenge. At Lanvin’s Madison Avenue boutique, guests are invited to bump and grind for prizes and gifts.
September 8, Lanvin, 815 Madison Avenue, NYC

Tom Ford Beauty
Fashion’s Night Outers are invited to the Tom Ford store for a champagne reception to preview the complete Tom Ford Beauty cosmetics collection before it debuts in October. Tom Ford Lip Colors and two new Private Blend fragrances will be available for purchase. The first twenty fragrances purchased will be signed by Tom Ford.
September 8, 6-10 pm, Tom Ford, 845 Madison Avenue

Dior & Dior Homme
Following photographers Arthur Elgort in 2009 and Patrick Demarchelier in 2010, lensman Norman Jean Roy will not only host Dior’s FNO but also take portraits of its luckier guests. At Dior Homme, artist Nate Lowman will spin a DJ set. Champagne will be served throughout the night at both.
September 8, 6-9 pm, Dior, 21 East 57th St & Dior Homme, 17 East 57th St, NYC

Alexander Wang
Those who submitted videos of their “freakiest talent” will be invited to perform it live to a panel of guest judges for a chance to win prizes like a Rocco bag or a T by Alexander Wang wardrobe. In addition to the talent show, Alexander Wang has collaborated with artist Saulo Madrid of Alkemie Atelier to create an interactive window installation.
September 8, starting around 7:30 pm, Alexander Wang, 103 Grand St, NYC

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