Anna Wintour a.k.a the Ice Queen, fashion tyrant and boss from hell. And yet have we all in fact been barking up the wrong tree? After displaying a human side in new documentary, The September Issue, Anna is now trying to convince us that fashion, is well 'human' for this evening's Fashion's Night Out...
In a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, the entire Vogue international network is coordinating a series of evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.
Anna Wintour, Vogue U.S's Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is the brain behind the project, who according to WWD, came up with the concept after sensing a spreading doom-and-gloom sentiment in the industry. Her main goal is “to seduce them (the public) back into stores, with a sense that fashion is human.”
Hmmm. The words ‘human’ & ‘fashion’ in the same sentence? Could it be that 'human' is this season's least expected buzzword? Coupled with documentary, The September Issue (see its trailer below) – being 'normal' appears to be Anna's raison d'etre this season.
Distancing herself from the age-old ice queen stereotype, the sunglasses have come off (famously on Letterman) and Anna appears intent on letting us all that wonderful world of fashion (if only for one night) – given that ‘it’s human after all’.
Fashion’s Night Out - the global retail party thrown by Anna Wintour featuring seven hundred stores across the U.S. and in 11 other countries have lined up keep their stores open late and create a party atmosphere, resembling Paris' White Nights, special evenings when the city’s museums stay open all night.
Below is where you can catch Dolce & Gabbana's celebratory action around the globe.
Starting with NY's Dolce & Gabbana boutique who will showcase a tribute to the world of Surrealism. Models will showcase the Fall/Winter 2009 women’s and men’s runway collections, with tunes by world famous D.J. Coleman, and celebrities including Alessandra Ambrosio, Becki Newton, Eva Amurri, Molly Simms, Stephanie March, Wyclef Jean and Yvonne Force Villereal are expected to stop by.
D&G NY's boutique will celebrate and support Fashion’s Night Out with a live in-store performance by up-and-coming Indie rock band, Asa Ransom. A 5-piece band from Brooklyn, Asa Ransom will showcase an angular post-disco-punk sound full of energy. Champagne, Peroni Beer and canapés will be served throughout the night. Chace Crawford is expected to attend...
The Vogue Night Out in Taipei is scheduled to take place at Dolce & Gabbana's space at the 101 Mall on Sept 10th and at SOGO dept store also on Sept the 11th.
Read more about Anna's plans for Fashion's Night Out here wwd.com/retail-news/anna-wintours-night-out.
Photo Credits: Dolce & Gabbana