Racked Dealfeed: Helmut Lang, Gilded Age and More
Helmut Lang Deal: Up to 70% off womenswear When/Where: Friday, December 10 through Sunday, December 12. Fri 8am—8pm, Sat—Sun 10am—6pm. 139 Fifth Ave between 20th and 21st Sts, second floor (212-398-2777) Made Her Think Deal: Discounts on jewelry, including "Blade" rings for $50 (were $137) and spike rhinestone bracelets for $200 (were $250) When/Where: Friday, December 10 through Saturday, December 11. Fri noon—8pm, Sat 11am—5pm. 195 Chrystie St between Stanton and Rivington Sts (212-228-2144) Maryam Nassir Zadeh Deal: 40% to 50% off lines like Creatures of Comfort, Lindsey Thornberg, and Dieppa Restrepo, plus select vintage pieces When/Where: Friday, December 10 through Sunday, December 12. Fri noon—7pm, Sat 11am—6pm, Sun noon—5pm. 273 Grand St between Forsyth and Eldridge Sts, #5W (no phone)
Menswear Review: Billy Reid and Gilded Age
What’s a boy to do after taking home the GQ’s 2010 Best New Menswear Designer award, and signing on to collaborate with a little label called Levi’s to design workwear? If you’re Louisiana-born, Alabama-based Billy Reid, you go back to doing what you do best: making all-American clothes imbibed with southern luxury, down home charm, and downtown hipness. There are soft, but refined cottons here (some blended with cashmere), boots, seersucker, and double-breasted suits. His Spring 2011 looks were presented on a stage with a series of antique doors (provided by an antique shop in Alabama), with a model standing on each side, and then rotating in a sartorial game of musical chairs (or was it doors).
Meredith Melling-Burke On Gossip Girl and Other Major FNO News
Fashion's Night Out is a little more than a month away and more details are being revealed around the world as the night gets closer. For one, Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo-Domingo will not be the only Vogue editors to appear on the September 20 FNO-themed Gossip Girl episode. Vogue market editor Meredith Melling-Burke will also make an appearance and we hear she's wearing Chloe. In other news, Payless is offering Facebook fans a chance to win a 5-day trip to NYC for Fashion's Night Out. The "All Fashion Pass" will include access to the Vogue fashion show and a meet and greet with Payless designers Christian Siriano, Patricia Field, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. This actually sounds really cool. From NYC to Australia, Chanel to Billy Reid, we've got the scoop on even more major FNO events you won't want to miss.