I’m headed to New York in a couple of weeks. So geeked! I haven’t been in far too long. I rarely make plans to do anything in particular when visiting a city, and am not much into site seeing, but there are couple of things this time around that Idefinitely want to do. I definitely want to hit up the not-so-new anymore Topshop.
It also so happens I’ll be there during fashion week. And, if you haven’t heard (you had to have been under a rock), on Sept. 10, 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.”
The first evening of New York Fashion Week, Fashion’s Night Out will encompass festivities galore— from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances. Champagne may flow; hors d’oeuvres may be passed. Rumors of musical performances, downtown barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings, and sweepstakes abound. Apparently there will be makeovers, brow bars, and haircut stations at sundry spots, too. Source
Also, in theatres will be The September Issue, the documentary feature film of the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour and crew. The September 2007 issue of the magazine is said to have weighed five pounds, the single largest issue of a magazine ever published (literally). The film was directed and produced by R.J. Cutler.
I of course, being the fashion fein that I am, want to see the film while I’m in NY (call me cheesy, but in my defense, it probably won’t make it to theatres here in the city, so …).
Since were so in Vogue today, don’t forget to catch the Head Diva in Charge, Anna Wintour, on David Letterman on Aug. 24th. She is everywhere all of a sudden. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I am in the middle of Anna’a biography by Jerry Oppenheimer, and from what has been written, Anna will fight for her territory. If she has the slightest feeling that her position is being compromised, which is my suspicion, she’ll do what she has to in order to keep it. I think that has meant allowing the unprecedented access for the documentary, making appearances and giving interviews on 60 Minutes, Letterman, etc. I’m not exactly sure what it is. But, something’s going on over there. Mark my words.