Alison: Fashion's Night Out

As Belle has mentioned, the time has come for New York Fashion Week, and with it comes the second installment of Anna Wintour’s ever-growing brainchild: Fashion’s Night Out. Lucky for those of you in the District was the cash to burn, FNO will be joining us in Georgetown this year.


My friend Mary*, who is outrageously stylish but a bit patronizing from her designer-clad tower in Manhattan, has told me that there’s no way this could be successful as DC is “too boring and political.” Well ladies, I think it’s time we assert ourselves and prove to everybody that this isn’t just “Hollywood for ugly people” anymore. Plus, the event is political: it’s for the economy, stupid! So get out there and do your part, troops! ¡Viva la revolución de la moda! 

Sadly for me, the unpaid intern, it will be Fashion’s Night In. The tweets and blog posts from various designers, magazines, models, bloggers, and celebrities leading up to this extravaganza have forced me into a deep dark depression in which nothing but a 10-figure-prize winning lottery ticket will bring me out, and I simply cannot bring myself to be near free booze, h’ors d’oeuvres, and reduced-price shopping. 

For the rest of you: eat, drink, and drop some hard-earned dinero on fierce new fall attire and beauty supplies. To make it easy on you, the 70+ participating vendors in Georgetown will be open until at least 11:00 p.m. and there will be free pedicabs to chauffeur you about town. 

My picks for the best way to spend your night? Definitely a stop by Intermix, where you’ll receive $50 a purchase of $300 or more – as if you could spend less than that at Intermix anyway – and Urban Chic for the Halston Heritage trunk show. If you’re feeling charitable, there’s an unemployed 22-year-old with a burning desire to throw on a turban and a cropped fur coat and dress up like Bianca Jagger for Halloween in this Studio 54 stunner:

Halston Heritage Pleated Silk Dress (Bergdorf Goodman, $895)


*This name has been changed for the speaker’s safety.


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  1. Allison says:

    I'm sad to hear you won't be heading over to check out the event! If the temptation to your wallet is too intense, why not just leave it at home? Bring your license, metro card, and maybe $20 for dinner and enjoy the night! It would be nice to have your opinion of the event for a future post.

    September 9, 2010/Reply