FNO is Fashion’s Night Out, which was started in NYC three years ago by Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine. It has spread to many cities around the world. There were several events throughout Los Angeles County; however, I mainly attended the Beverly Hills event. It had a street carnival atmosphere with Rodeo Drive mostly shut down for pedestrians.
I got to ride on the Ferris Wheel in Beverly Hills; that was fun. It was nice seeing that many people on Rodeo Drive and most were very well-dressed. Stores that normally look intimidating to enter, such as Tiffany & Co., had their doors wide open. Other stores had DJs playing music in the store and some had live bands in front of the store. Many had a person offering hors d’oeuvres and/or beverages offered as you walked in the store.
There were stilt walkers, a blow-out pop-up salon as well as booths to dress up and have your photo taken. Between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. it was suddenly extremely crowded on the sidewalks and up the stairs to the other stores. It was just such a festive atmosphere. I took some photos. I only was able to get half of the Lanvin balloon sign, the full sign read: Lanvin heart FNO. I went into my favorite store, Bebe. It’s a fun, fashionable, and very affordable store next to all of the designer stores that are located on Rodeo Drive.
I had a great time, and I would love to attend at least one FNO in NYC, just to see how the Big Apple parties. If you haven’t been to a FNO event before, check it out next September. Your city just may have an event or events. Join in the fun!