>> Fashion's Night Out is tonight, Sept. 10, in New York, and if your plan of attack wasn't already peripatetic enough, get ready: our first installment of highlights for the night has an addendum. Check out the latest updates: Neil Patrick Harris has been announced the host of the CBS special, airing Sept. 14; more designers' whereabouts, and also, expect to see a bevy of Victoria's Secret models all across town — details below.
Much loved by fashion designers (Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, and Diane von Furstenberg) and editors (Vogue), but little known to consumers, milliner Albertus Swanepoel has finally landed a lucrative corporate collaboration which should send his exquisitely-designed headpieces straight into the mainstream spotlight.
Known for his exceptional attention to detail, handwork, and use of exotic materials (such as the rooster feather hunting cap in Carolina Herrera's fall 2008 collection above), the South African-born, New York-based Swanepoel will launch a collection with U.S. hat manufacturer Stetson this fall. The line will be sold seasonally at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue and retail for $180-$300. Thank you, Stetson.
From left: Carolina Herrera fall 2008, Proenza Schouler spring 2005, Alexander Wang fall 2009