I think I am going to have a heart attack because there are so many events happening along Fifth Avenue and there is simply no way I can attend all of them in only five hours! I was walking around Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park last night with a friend (who recently moved back to the city) taking in the sights on the eve of Fashion Week admiring Lord & Taylor’s windows only to wonder what the heck is Fashion’s Night Out? Now, if I were truly in the know I would already know what it is but I’m a poor voyeuristic sap pretending to indulge in all the city has to offer this upcoming week.
Well, turns out department stores like Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdale’s (Gwen Stefani is going to be there at 7 PM, by the way) are hosting events to celebrate Fashion Week. In fact, ole Mayor Bloomberg is supposed to be making an appearance at Barney’s this evening. Turns out on May 20 according to the Fashion’s Night Out website, “fashion is the second largest sector of industry in the city” only second behind finance. Well, suffice to say, if we are interested in getting the economy back on its feet we should all partake in the joys of the evening, eh?
I mean, who would give up a chance to meet Narciso Rodriguez and Manolo Blahnik? Right?