New York's Block Party: Stores Ramp Up for FNO

A listing of highlights at stores around New York City.

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WWD Special Report issue 09/08/2009

Bergdorf Goodman:
Zac Posen will paint one-of-a-kind dresses modeled by Anna Cleveland in the Fifth Avenue windows. Padma Lakshmi, Bravo’s top chef, will have a “cook-off” with Cynthia Rowley, Edward Bess, Gilles Mendel, Lela Rose, Naeem Khan and Peter Som. There will also be a Vogue beauty photo exhibit; guest bartenders Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; André Leon Talley, Donna Karan, Linda Fargo and Robert Verdi playing “Fashion Rules,” and a conversation with Isaac Mizrahi. A host of designers will sign T-shirts benefiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation and those donating new or gently used clothing to the NYC AIDS Fund will receive a gift from Le Metier de Beaute while supplies last.

With all that’s going on at the store for FNO, “It is an expense, but we believe in it and support it to our fullest ability,” said Jim Gold, president and chief executive officer. “Hopefully there will be a short-term impact but more importantly it has a longer-term impact and brings the fun back to fashion retailing. You can lay down and do nothing or beat the drum and create excitement and come up with fresh new big ideas, and that’s what this is all about.”

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