Fashion's Night Out Takes Europe

Karl Lagerfeld played cashier, while Lara Stone mingled at Christopher Bailey's Burberry bash.

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Fashion's Night Out drew top models, designers and hordes of fashion-crazed shoppers across the European nations. Who says Anna Wintour's dreams can't come true?

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Thanks also to a clear and balmy evening in Paris, Fashion’s Night Out turned into a lively street party, as crowds converged into the so-called Golden Triangle of Avenue Montaigne, Rue François 1er and Avenue George V.

Parisians of all ages put on their best finery and congregated on the tree-lined pavements for a chance to spot their favorite fashion designers, French Vogue editors and celebrities as they rallied to support French fashion.

The Chanel boutique was practically mobbed as Karl Lagerfeld arrived after participating in a live radio show on Europe 1, carrying a flaming red quilted handbag. Crowds also assembled outside Dior’s dove gray boutique for a chance to nibble on chocolatier Pierre Marcolini’s creations and take a peek at partying celebrities, such as actress Marisa Berenson and model Estelle Lefébure (who later asserted, “It’s a great idea that this is happening in many cities around the world. But Paris remains the first!”).

In the meantime, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was followed around by a group of young admirers as she paid visits to the boutiques, to admire fashion displays that were cherry-picked for the occasion by her staff from the fall collections.

Younger shoppers made a beeline for the girly-themed party at Manoush for a chance to feast on pink candy floss while getting snapped by the boutique’s official photographer against a multitude of pink balloons and flowers.

Roitfeld said of the evening, “People around here are so enthusiastic. I really hope they will purchase the new fall looks.”

Berenson enthused, “It was great to encourage people to come out in the evening to shop and have a good time. Of course I am going to have a good time!”

Nina Ricci chief executive officer Manuel Puig said, “This is so good, especially as people have just come back from their summer vacations. If it were up to me, I would love to do it again next week! But I really hope we can do it again next year.”

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