Fashion’s Night Out: DKNY and Donna Karan

Karolina Kurkova plays the role of "Cover Girl" in G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. (Photo courtesy of Paramount)
Karolina Kurkova plays the role of "Cover Girl" in G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. (Photo courtesy of Paramount)

NEW YORK, Sep 4, 2009 / FW/ — If your appointments for Fashion’s Night Out is getting very tight, well, you just have to make room for two more – DKNY and Donna Karan at their Madison Avenue locations.

DONNA KARAN
819 Madison Avenue (at 68th Street)
6:00-8:00PM

Famed rock-jazz pianist Eric Lewis, a.k.a. ELEW, who played during the Fall 2009 Donna Karan runway show will be at the Donna Karan Collection boutique at Madison Avenue for a live in-store performance.

Guests will be treated to champagne & hors d’oeuvres while enjoying Eric’s incredible music; the perfect way to begin the Fashion’s Night Out experience.

DKNY
655 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor (at 60th Street)
7:00-9:00PM

Supermodel turned G.I. Joe’s ‘Cover Girl’ and expectant mom Karolina Kurkova is hosting a celebration for the launch of The Observer Playground, a magazine for the quintessential New York City parent by The New York Observer, at DKNY’s Madison Avenue store.

And, with the baby bump already showing, don’t be surprised if you see Karolina wearing DKNY Maternity. The label launched a capsule collection of maternity clothes in honor its 20th anniversary.

DKNY
655 Madison Avenue (at 60th Street)
9:00-11:00PM

While serving cupcakes and DKNY bubbly, the Madison Avenue DKNY store will host DJ Jesse Marco, from the late DJ AM’s Deckstar, that evening followed by a special performance by dancer and supermodel Coco Rocha. The night ends with a collaboration of violin and electro pop sounds by DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Caitlin Moe.

In honor of Fashion’s Night Out and DKNY’s 20 year anniversary, limited edition one-of-a-kind tote bags were created; 20 to be sold at the Madison Avenue store and the other 20 at the SoHo location.

The bags are made entirely of materials that covered DKNY’s Fall 2009 runway; the red, black & white NYC inspired runway covering that the world’s most famous models strutted on this past February.

Those who aren’t fortunate enough to get their hands on a tote bag will still be able to take home a limited-edition handbag scarf featuring the same runway print when they make a purchase during the event.

The bag retails for $35 and proceeds will benefit the National September 11th Memorial & Museum.

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