New York City’s “Fashion’s Night Out” is this Friday

Fashion's Night Out runway show at Lincoln Center, hosted by Anna Wintour (Photo: WWD)

New York City’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, starts this weekend. To kick things off in style, New York City is hosting it’s traditional “Fashion’s Night Out,” this Friday, September 10th. FNO is an event that just keeps getting bigger and better every year. The activities range from exclusive parties thrown by luxury designer labels, to free public concerts and fashion previews.

2010 will mark a fairly drastic change in New York City Fashion Week tradition. This year will be the first time that Lincoln Center will be used as the venue for the Fashion Week tent shows. Traditionally, Bryant Park has been the epicenter of all of the New York City Fashion Week festivities. In grand style, Anna Wintour got a headstart this year by hosting the “Fashion’s Night Out” runway show (above) at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night. According to WWD:

Gisele Bündchen led a gaggle of girls such as Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Coco Rocha and Lara Stone, who arrived at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza atop a double-decker bus. Billed as the Opening Act and Grand Finale of the open-air show, complete with show closer Naomi Campbell, the models strutted past at a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace, wearing floor-sweeping skirts and FNO T-shirts. In between, every working model in the business walked the circular runway — although the big names like Bündchen and Campbell walked only the inner circle, where the VIPs sat. The clothes were grouped by seven of Vogue’s most important fall trends (among them Fifties Flair and Tartan Twist).

For the various event listings happening around town on Friday night, check the listings on the official FNO website. If that list is too overwhelming, Racked NY has compiled a list of their top 10 freebies.

Sojones has a bit of it’s own insider info regarding FNO. If you are interested in spending the night partying with Pharrell and the Ice Cream/BBC gang, check out the following details straight from BBC:

This Friday at 4 pm, we will be releasing an Exclusive Tee Shirt at the Billionaire Boys Club New York Flagship Store, 456 West Broadway. Purchase this tee and receive a VIP pass to our FNO event.

This pass will guarantee you access to our store later that evening for the N*E*R*D album preview and meet and greet with Pharrell.

The VIP pass also gives you 20% off the entire season 11 inventory, friday night only… Limited quantities available so get there early.

If you find yourself in NYC this weekend, be sure to get out there and get involved in the FNO action. We will see you there!