Fashion’s Night Out shows latest styles

Olivia Rajska

Lights, camera, fashion.

Chicago hosted its fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out Thursday, where style-savvy men and women shopped the streets of the Magnificent Mile.

According to a Chicago Sun Times article on Wednesday, Fashion’s Night Out was started by Vogue as a shopping event to help the economy through the 2009 recession. Now it is a time for friends to dress up and enjoy a shopping extravaganza with free goodies and a fun night to remember.

There were plenty of shopping deals, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary makeovers, giveaways and raffle prizes. Stores were open extra hours for the festivities to last fashionably late.

900 North Michigan Shops, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus featured fashion shows of the latest fall styles. Special guests consisted of stylists, fashion bloggers and celebrities including Heroes star Ali Larter and House of Consignment reality star Corri McFadden.

Guests enjoyed the fashion experience with their friends and new fashionistas they met.

“I thought it was great how everyone was united for one thing: fashion,” said Courtney Tilley, senior pre-medical psychology major.

The city was filled with men and women dressed up from head to toe, all of them prepared for their red carpet moment. Some stores even featured a red carpet in front of their doors with a photographer taking pictures of the guests posing in their best attire. Not only were there DJs mixing their turntables in the stores, but there were also night clubs, such as The Underground, with fashion shows to end the night with style. The Chicago Sun Times reports that Fashion’s Night Out is hosted from 18 countries with 4,500 events in the U.S. With Chicago a short commute away, this is an event you will not want to miss. After all, who doesn’t like a sale and a fun night out on the town?

If you plan on attending Fashion’s Night Out next year, make sure to come in early to catch all the fashion shows and take advantage of the great deals and steals.