|I adore the gray-tinged lavender that is the signature color of Bergdorf Goodman.|
Here are a few pictures I took in the city at Fashion’s Night Out. I have been going to Bergdorf’s for this event since its inception in 2009, so now it’s a tradition for me to start the night there.
Unfortunately I didn’t see either Bill Cunningham, the New York Times street style photographer, or Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President of Bergdorf’s, as I have in past years, probably because I jinxed myself by telling several people those were two I was on the lookout for. Oh well. There’s always next year.
|I adore the plissé ruffles on this gown.|
|Bergdorf’s is celebrating its 111th Anniverary, hence the cake.|
|The center dress features a photo of the front of Bergdorf Goodman.|
I wonder about the future of Fashion’s Night Out, because in my view (admittedly small since I only went to Bergdorf’s and Henri Bendel’s) the crowds are getting bigger and the drinks are flowing—Bergdorf’s in particular felt like a disco dance party amid racks of clothes and at Bendel’s there was a stream of people headed straight to the free bar, where a fight broke out!—but I’m not seeing people buy anything and that’s what the purpose of Fashion’s Night Out was supposed to be, to get people excited about fashion again in the midst of a terrible economy and to go out and spend. From what I can see, no one is spending very much, if anything, but they will come out for the spectacle of it all. But as the empty drink cups and cupcake wrappers piled up on cash register desks on Bergdorf’s fifth floor, I wondered if a store’s cost of hosting events for Fashion’s Night Out is worth it to them. I wouldn’t be surprised if merchandise is getting damaged because of all the eating, drinking and crush of people inside. Will stores still participate if FNO costs far more than they are taking in?
|Live models were featured inside Henri Bendel (which was a zoo).|
|A small part of the Bendel crowd.|
|I found a quieter spot to check out the scene.|
|There was more eating, drinking and hanging out at Bendel’s than shopping.|
|The live man(nequin) in a Henri Bendel window on 5th Avenue.|
Completely unrelated side note: At Bergdorf’s I had a Tarot card reading done by a lady with purple and black hair. She asked me to pick a card at random. I selected one and handed it to her. It was the 9 of Wands, facing upright. She said I was disciplined (which is true) and that I would be good at helping others to become disciplined, that I could motivate them.
So ladies (and gentlemen), if you are looking for any discipline motivation in your life, I’m your gal!
|9 of Wands. This guy doesn’t look too happy but by God, he’s disciplined!|
What did you do for Fashion’s Night Out?