Cops Shut Down Kim Kardashian's Store During Fashion's Night Out


Last night was Fashion’s Night Out in New York City, which means there were huge crowds of people in stores they could go to any other night of the year and random celebrities doing random things. Sarah Jessica Parker signed Manolos. Lea Michele autographed T-shirts at Saks. Justin Bieber was at D&G and said he was interested in doing a fashion line someday, of course, that’s what they all say. When The Beebs was asked about his purple leather jacket and gray jeans, he said, “They give me clothes and I put them on.” [WWD]

There was an absolutely insane crowd out side of the Dash store in Soho, where Kim Kardashian was appearing with DJ Pauly D. Kim posted a photo of the clusterfuck (seen at the top of this post) on her Twitter account, noting, “Wow NYC really showed the love for Fashion’s Night Out at Dash!” But that dangerous crush of human bodies was a security nightmare: People tried to jump barricades when Pauly D left the building, and the NYPD shut down the event, making the Kardashians vacate the store and turn out the lights so that the crowd would disperse. [TMZ, Twitter]
Here are some more anecdotes from New York’s FNO from New York Times writer Eric Wilson. [On The Runway]

And since FNO involves having your picture taken, here are some photos: Natasha Poly wearing Vogue sunglasses. Rachel Zoe autographing her book at Bloomingdale’s. A crapload of people standing outside the Missoni for Target pop-up store. Andre Leon Talley sitting next to Dylan Lauren and Olivia Munn. Etc. [Fashionologie]
In London, Fashion’s Night Out included a Seventies-themed roller disco inside the Rupert Sanderson store, Gwyneth Paltrow appearing at Coach‘s first London flagship store. And designer Henry Holland joked: “I love Fashion’s Night Out because I can shop and drink at the same time.” [Vogue UK]
FNO at the Patricia Field store included a diamond-encrusted shark and photographer Mike Ruiz. Be sure and click the link to see crazy cool pix by Mr. Gif. [MTV Style]

Would you like to see what Carine Roitfeld‘s apartment looks like? Check out this Barneys video, and another at the link. [Fashionologie]

1500 pairs of Nike Air Mags — based on Marty McFly‘s shoe from Back To The Future II — are being auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The first pair just sold for $37,500; the buyer either really loves sneakers or really loves Back To The Future. Or maybe the buyer is Kanye West? [TMZ, TMZ, eBay, Cool Hunting]

Michael Kors says, “I love a girl dressed on top with nothing on bottom,” during this behind-the-scenes video of the commercial for his new fragrance, directed by Mario Testino and starring Karmen Pedaru. Kors also says the kind of woman he likes best is a “sexy tomboy.” [Fashionista]

For some reason my nose wrinkled and I had involuntary stinkface when I saw this ad for Ugg boots starring Tom Brady. [The Life Files]

Joan Smalls says of being one of the few successful models of color in the business: “I think you’re seeing an evolution, and you see more chances and more opportunities being open to diversity… You know, beauty is diverse. And I think a lot of companies are noticing that. And it’s little by little. There’s a couple more that need to be done, but I think we’re getting there. You just gotta keep knocking on that door.” [Stylite]

Why are fashion folks flipping over Kate Middleton? Because she’s the anti-Kardashian. [Stylite]

  • Vivienne Westwood is facing a lawsuit by Hervia Limited, which operates seven Vivienne Westwood stores. High quality global journalism requires investment. “The litigation relates to an attempt by Vivienne Westwood to terminate an existing franchise agreement which has been in place between both parties since 1995, allowing Hervia to operate branded stores in the North of England and Midlands for a total of 60 years,” Hervia says. [Financial Times]
  • There was a “wedding” at the Imitation Of Christ show. [Page Six]
  • Backstage before the Imitation of Christ show, designer Tara Subkoff yelled at model Lydia Hearst: “I don’t know why you showed up two hours late, but you have to go NOW! I hope last night was worth it!” [Styleite]
  • Headline Of The Day: “Uzbeki Dictator’s Daughter Is Showing At New York Fashion Week.” [Stylite]
  • The FDA has issued a warning letter to the makers of Brazilian Blowout, demanding that the company lower the formaldehyde content in its product. Brazilian Blowout executives have until September 12 to respond “or face possible seizure of the product and court action.” Guess we’ll have to see what happens on Monday. [Fashionista, Today]
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