Tonight’s Fashion’s Night Out, Anna Wintour’s attempt to goose public interest in—and spending on!—luxury goods. At Bloomingdale’s tonight, for instance, there are 26 discrete events, including personal appearances by Matchbox Twenty and Twilight’s Kellan Lutz (Kristen Stewart was, we suspect, busy) and a manicuring session sponsored by Lady Gaga’s new fragrance. Oscar de la Renta is celebrating last night’s award win with a cocktail reception at his Madison Avenue boutique, while Michael Kors is judging a karaoke contest at his shop. And that’s just the Upper East Side! … Those whose interests lie outside the realm of fashion can attend a chat between Time editor Rick Stengel and newly minted gold medalist Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat at the Time & Life building, a promotion for Mr. Wade’s new book. Would the basketball player be interested, perchance, in the foreign-affairs columnist perch at Time? He has all the qualifications: a recognizable name and a heartbeat!
Fashion’s Night Out, across the city, information and schedule can be found at fashionsnightout.com; Dwyane Wade interview with Rick Stengel, Midtown, invitation only.