The Empire State Building was lit up in red to honor Fashion's Night Out. In New York City and across the world, festivities were abound. There was food, music, and free flowing champagne while shoppers eyed the beautiful wares at all the great stores. Celebrities, designers, and musicians mingled with shoppers for meet and greets, pictures, food and fun.
From uptown to downtown, shoppers wore out their Manolo Blahniks chasing the hottest designers on the planet and celebrities galore in the annual kickoff to New York Fashion Week. Whether it was Kim Kardashian pitching her perfume at Lord & Taylor or swimsuit model Kate Upton judging a karaoke at the Michael Kors on Fifth Ave., the chic had an abundance of events to choose from. There was so much to see and do!
Fashion's Night Out was the brainchild of Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour and was designed to jump-start an industry battered by the global recession in 2009. Forty percent of the proceeds from Fashion's Night Out branded merchandise benefit the New York City AIDS Fund in the NY Community Trust. Since 2009, Fashion's Night Out has expanded to 19 countries and more than 500 cities in the U.S.