Hamish Does Noël Coward, Talley Trivia for Their Boss’s Shopstravaganaza

transomhamisch bowles 2 g Hamish Does Noël Coward, Talley Trivia for Their Boss’s ShopstravaganazaWe all know where Anna Wintour’s gonna be for Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 10 (see Simon Doonan, page 17, for more). But what about the other Voguettes?

Hamish Bowles, the European editor at large, plans to visit the Juicy Couture store on Fifth Avenue, where he’ll belt out Noël Coward tunes like “Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington,” “Stately Homes of England” and “A Room With a View.” He will also perform a few numbers from the Sandy Wilson musical The Boy Friend, accompanied by Charlie Alterman, the musical director for Next to Normal. Mr. Bowles told the Transom he will be wearing “a very Noël Coward brocade dressing gown” supplied to him by Juicy founder Gela Taylor. The mood will be “very Gosford Park around the piano,” he said.

The magazine’s photogenic fashion news and features editor, Sally Singer, will be interviewing designers Lazaro Hernandez (of Proenza Schouler) and Jason Wu on camera at the Kirna Zabete store in Soho, and later introducing a performance by Justin Bond at Barneys on Madison Avenue, with Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters.

Meanwhile, contributing editor William Norwich will stop by Missoni and Akris on Madison, with his date, socialite Blaine Trump, before heading to Michael Kors with pads and pens to sketch visiting customers. At the end of the evening he will have a sketch-off with Mr. Kors.

Fiery-headed creative director Grace Coddington will be designing Prada’s windows with the same Little Red Riding Hood theme featured in the magazine’s September issue (yes, the same one that was a flash point between Ms. Coddington and Ms. Wintour in the movie The September Issue).

And at Bergdorf Goodman, editor at large Andre Leon Talley will host a life-size trivia board game called Fashion Rules with teams led by designer Donna Karan, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo and fashion commentator Robert Verdi. Fashion director Tonne Goodman has the less glamorous task of educating consumers that evening. She will be pushing sustainable, ecologically sensitive designs at Stella McCartney and Barneys.

Style director Alexandra Kotur will be store-hopping from Yves Saint Laurent to Oscar de la Renta to Corlina Herrera with socialites Jennifer Creel, Marjorie Gubelman and Stephanie Wolkoff in tow.

And contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo will be going from Alexander McQueen to Versace to Armani with an entourage that includes socialites Byrdie Bell, Jen Brill, model Poppy Delevigne and Earnest Sewn founder Eleanor Ylvisaker.


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