Designer Fashion Announcements: After Huge Success, Liberty In London Will Hold An Open Designer Casting Call In Autumn 2011 Again, Alexander McQueen Will Exhibit In The Met Museum In New York End Of This Month And Vogue Fashion Night’s Out Will Be Hosted Again Worldwide This Year.

April 18, 2011

Alexander McQueen Designer Alexander McQueen (L) and singer Janet Jackson pose during the Alexander McQueen store opening held at the new Alexander McQueen store on May 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.Rumour mills A Buzz: Around 6.30pm on May 2, hundreds of guests, among them Hollywood actors and supermodels, will ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, pausing before the paparazzi. The annual Costume Institute Gala Ball, chaired by US Vogue editor Anna Wintour raises funds for the museum’s fashion department; last year’s event made $9 million. This time, the extravaganza will have a poignant but perhaps more powerful impact: it is dedicated to the British designer Alexander McQueen who is honoured in a posthumous exhibition of his work, mounted less than 15 months after he killed himself, at the age of 40.

Fashion’s Night Out 2011
06.09.11 – 15.09.11

Fashion's Night Out 2011 dates and eventsVOGUE announces the dates for its 2011 edition of global shopping celebration Fashion’s Night Out that kicks off in Russia on 6th September followed by Spain on the 7th and Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, UK, Brazil (São Paulo) and USA on the 8th.

Brazil will hold a further event on the 9th September in Rio.  Taiwan and India will join in on 10th, with China on the 11th, culminating in Greece and Turkey on 15th September.

Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British VOGUE, comments “We’re delighted to draw people’s attention to the fact that fashion and retail are a hugely important and enjoyable part of the country’s economy – last year we had 270 stores in central London participating, while shoppers embraced the mood in what felt like one large party.  We’re looking forward to an even bigger and brighter night later this year…

Plus this year has a special twist. You can enjoy Fashion Night Out in the comfort of your home. They will include online e-tailers to participate in the event. Vogue editors will also create custom Polyvore as part of the countdown. The promotions will begin on August 15, 2011.

.The various international VOGUE websites, twitter and facebook pages, will be offering regular updates on the event in the run-up to September.

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