September 6, 2012 will mark the 4th annual Paris Fashion’s Night Out, one of the largest nights for fashion around the world. Celebrated in 18 countries worldwide, FNO was founded by Vogue and the CFDA with the goal of reinvigorating the fashion industry with a night dedicated to shopping, partying, and style.
In Paris, Fashion’s Night Out has been centered around the ‘Triangle d’Or’ neighborhood- the golden triangle made up of the Champs Elysées, Avenue Montaigne, and Avenue Georges V. This year, FNO will be shifting east to focus on the neighborhood around La Madeleine, Place Vendôme, and Rue Saint Honoré. Designers and shops are going all out this year for a ritzy evening full of specialty cocktails, giveaways, exclusive capsule collections, live music and personal appearances.
Vogue rounded up all of the events happening on the 6th, and here’s my guide to which ones not to miss.
Kenzo 27 boulevard de la Madeleine
“Kenzo-Lahoop Party” with hoola hoops and hip hop, soft drinks and Martini cocktails.
Issey Miyake 11 rue Royale
Celebrating 20 years of the Pleats Please line, Issey Miyake will be debuting a new book published by Taschen all about the evolution of the brand & collection. The boutique will be all about the theme Pleats Please , thanks to graphics by designer Taku Satoh. Presentation of the new Fall-Winter collection and the new perfume Pleats Please, as well as pieces from the archive, will be on display.
L’Oréal Professionnel 14 rue Royale
Hair & Nail Academy. Blow outs and straightening. Essie manicure with three colors to choose from: Jazz, Lacy not Racy, Honey Burn. Hair & skin diagnostic with the new wave Kéraskin Esthétics line, and treatments sur mesure with Fusio by Kérastase.
Chanel 25 rue Royale
Each of the Chanel boutiques on rue Cambon, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré and rue Royale will be transformed according to the theme of the house’s fall-winter collection: crystals. Also, the exclusive lipstick and nail polish “Twin Sets” will be for sale at the Rue Cambon location.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel 251 rue Saint-Honoré Discover 4 brand-new ‘it cocktails’ crafted by the MOH barman before they appear on the permanent menu September 8th. Tase the MOH ‘it cake,’ made up of raspberry, champagne, macadamia nuts, and almond cookies- created especially by pastry chef Pierre Mathieu. Plus, the in-house Michelin-starred chef, Thierry Marx, will be serving a special 45 minutes/45 € dinner at the La Camélia restaurant from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.
Mode|B 20 rue Cambon The soon-to-launch luxury e-commerce site will be hosting cocktails in the courtyard accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Synapson, plus interactive stations to check out the site, and exclusive Mode|B bags.
Lanvin 15-22 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré
Come see the limited edition capsule collection designed by Alber Elbaz of tshirts, iPad and iPhone cases.
Yves Saint Laurent Femme 38 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré
Will set up up a makeup studio next to the Vogue photo studio with an army of “YSL Girls” distributing Vogue News with a perfume sample, Manifesto by Maurice Barrès.
Barbara Bui 62 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré
Cocktail party organized by Malard and Dalloyau champagne, plus Filmbook video souvenirs.
Colette 213 rue Saint-Honoré
Signing of the new book _Edible _by Todd Selby, calligraphy workshop by Nicolas Ouchenir, exclusives and drawing with Anthony Vaccarello, Guillaume Henry for Carven, Pièce d’Anarchive, Maison Michel, Aurélie Bidermann, Yazbukey and Francis Kurkdjian. Beauty: Brooklyn Beauty, Bioeffect, Codage, Cosmetic27, Juliette Has a Gun, Manic Panic. Music: The Sounds of the Season. Cocktails.
Manoush 217 rue Saint-Honoré
Gourmand animation ‘mini burgers and rosé champagne’ in collaboration with Paris food truck Cantine California, reserved to clients with a pink bracelet.
Chloé 253 rue Saint-Honoré
Parade of the ‘Chloé Cheerleading Girls’ dressed in a t-shirt created in 1977 by Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé, in front of the future Chloé flagship store. Exclusive video clips, private cocktail on the terrace of the Mandarin Oriental.
Sandro 269 rue Saint-Honoré
‘Sandro’s Circus’ : Wheel of fortune, cotton candy, bobbing for apples, and a surprise cocktail.
Moynat 348 rue Saint-Honoré
A retrospective of the roaring 20s- jazz music, a car decorated from the era, cocktails, presentation of the newest line ‘Pauline.’
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