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Thursday, September 1st 2011

What Are You Doing for Fashion’s Night Out? Marchesa

Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.

The fashion world is gearing up for the four weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris that define Fashion Month, but first, they’re getting ready for Fashion’s Night Out. Shopbop’s plan is in action (details here), so we decided to ask a few of our favorite designers what they’re doing for FNO. Today, the women behind Marchesa and Notte by MARCHESA, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.

Shopbop: What do you have planned for Fashion’s Night Out?
Georgina Chapman: We’re very excited to be a part of Fashion’s Night Out again this year, and especially thrilled to be in New York, where FNO first began. Our night will be busy running around the city, shopping to support the cause!

SB: Why do you think FNO is important?
Georgina Chapman: FNO really showcases the best of what New York City fashion and retail have to offer. It’s also a great chance to relax and have fun before all the fashion week madness begins.

Keren Craig: Fashion’s Night Out has really become a force in the fashion industry. Having an entire night devoted to supporting designers—established and emerging—is a wonderful way to celebrate what we do.

Shopbop: What is your favorite item from your fall 2011 collection?
Georgina Chapman: The strapless lace cocktail dress with tulle overlay and beaded appliqué is a particular favorite of mine. This dress is a great investment piece: it’s elegant, timeless, and works well for a wide range of occasions.

Keren Craig: I adore the rouge draped strapless dress. It’s effortless, yet subtly sexy.

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