American Express Cards
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NEW YORK, Sep 3, 2009 / FW/ — Now on its fifth season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, American Express is once again providing access into the world of fashion for its cardmembers under the Tents.

For this season, Amex has partnered with 3.1 Phillip Lim for an exclusive Cardmember-Only show to be hosted by Andre Leon Talley and Bergdorf’s Linda Fargo.

And during Fashion’s Night Out, American Express is providing the only way to save across the board during; cardmembers who register online at will receive a $50 credit on their next American Express monthly statement when they spend at least $300 in total at two or more of the 700+ participating retailers.

Here’s the full scoop:

Skybox Offers Fresh Look and Experiences: Sporting a newly-enhanced design by Jonathan Adler and hosted by celebrity stylist and fashion expert Kate Nobelius, the American Express Skybox will offer Platinum Card® and Gold Card members an up-close view of some of the season’s hottest collections.

Insider Insights and Fashion Advice: A full slate of experts from the world of fashion and design will interact with Card members and share their personal insights into the world of fashion. American Express will also offer new activities this season such as hosting a top designer to come to the Skybox with selected looks, seen minutes prior on the runway, and offer Cardmembers the opportunity to pre-order before anyone else.

Extended Access: To round out the fashionable experience for Card members in attendance and full VIP, an American Express onsite concierge will be available in the Lobby to assist Card members throughout the week with access to highly-coveted reservations at a selection of New York’s most-buzzed about restaurants across all five boroughs, as well as transportation and additional hospitality needs.

By Invitation Only®: Having sold out earlier this month to fashion-savvy Platinum Card members, By Invitation Only experiences provide an even deeper look into the world of fashion via coordinated meet-and-greets with elite insiders, a behind-the-scenes tour of the tents at Bryant Park and hair and make-up touch-ups done by industry professionals who work backstage with the designers and models throughout the week.

3.1 Phillip Lim Cardmember-Only Show: AXP has partnered with acclaimed designer Phillip Lim to present a unique runway experience exclusively for Cardmembers on Thursday, September 17 at 10:00 PM. Hosted by André Leon Talley, editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, and Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President, Fashion Office and Store Presentation for Bergdorf Goodman, the event will provide Cardmembers access to the coveted floor seats to be up close and personal with these icons of the industry.

Fashion’s Night Out: Offering the only way to save across more than 700 participating retailers that evening, Cardmembers who spend at least $300 in total at two or more stores will receive a $50 credit on their next American Express monthly statement. Additionally, American Express Cardmembers can receive a free appetizer or dessert option with purchase of an entrée at a variety of participating restaurants across the city (no pre-registration required).