Monday, August 30, 2010


Fashionable fans head for New York for a night out on the town during New York Fashion Week in its new home at Lincoln Center and Notorious & Notable Women of Style at the MCNY Museum. Mark your calendar. Here’s the scoop!!!
Photo: Japan: Gothic/Punk duo wear h.Naoto fashion.
Sept. 10th , almost 1,000 stores have signed up to participate in Fashion’s Night Out and keeping their doors open late until 11 pm. Thousands of customer are expected to show up at fashionista stores have fun, shop, meet designers and celebrities. For the first time, Fashion’s Night Out: The Show, New York City’s largest-ever public fashion show, is scheduled on Sept. 7 at Lincoln Center. Tickets starting at $25 at the Lincoln Center box office with proceeds benefitting the NYC AIDS Fund. The network will live-stream the runway show and will also present an hour-long prime-time special on Sept. 14 about the making of the event.
NOTORIOUS & NOTABLE: 20th Century Women of Style heralds the fashionable stylish women of class, bearing and distinction including Gloria Vanderbilt, Barbara Babe Paley, the Duchess of Windsor, Leona Horn, Sunny von Bulow, Diana Vreeland and Marjorie Merriweather Post Hutton to name a few. Famed New York Herald Tribune fashion journalist, Eugenia Sheppard said, “To call a fashion wearable is the kiss of death. No fashion worth its salt is ever wearable.” These women names and faces are iconic in the social history of New York City. They share unique aspects of appearance, which made them distinctive and recognizable. At the Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street. Sept. 14-Jan. 4 2011.
FASHION CULTURE at The Museum at FIT stages new perspectives on the culture of fashion through a series of Fashion Conversations with leaders from the world of fashion including designer Matthew Williamson and Laura Brown in conversation with Patricia Mears, MFIT deputy director, to mark the release of Williamson’s new book by fashion Historian Colin McDowell. In conversation with Coleen Hill introduces Julie Gilhart, fashion director and senior vice president of Barneys New York, who has inspired many designers to develop “green” product. Japanese Fashion in New York Kicks off with Steven Alan, menswear designer and Bye Bye Kitty!!! And a Lolita Tea Party. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. However reservations are required: email or call for a brochure 212.217.4585.
SHIFING THE GAZE: FEMINISM AND PAINTING at The Jewish Museum features key works by Judy Chicago, Eva Hesse, Nicole Eisenman, Louis Nevelson, Nancy Spero and Hannah Wilke among a cast of over 30 paintings and several sculptures and decorative objects from the Museum’s collection and also some on loan. Taking the visitor through a half-century of art the exhibit, puts women artists in the spotlight and explores the roots of feminist art in Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism with recent works targeting the representation of women in popular culture. At Fifth Ave. at 92nd St., Opens Sept. 8th.
Ta Ta darlings!!! Every good fashionista should mark her calendar. I’m getting ready to attend the first ever fashion show during Fashion’s Night Out: The Show. Fan mail to: Check out Polly’s Blogs: and women galore at

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