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Stars join shoppers for glitz and glamour of Fashion’s Night Out


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Actress Lucy Hale and Henri Bendel President Chris Fiore open Henri Bendel at Fashion Show on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

It’s the fashion industry’s most fabulous night of glitz and glamour, and the stars are coming out to join in the fun. Fashion’s Night Out is a worldwide celebration, and nobody is doing it better than Las Vegas.

Fashion expert and E’s “Fashion Police” co-host George Kotsiopoulos headlines the chic celebrations at the Palazzo. Fashion visionary Patricia Field, who designed for Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City” and Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada,” headlines a 6 to 11 p.m. party at Crystals in CityCenter.

Add in Caesars Palace headliner singer Matt Goss, Paris hypnotist Anthony Cools, Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” from Imperial Palace, the handsome hunks of Chippendales at the Rio and the sassy showgirls of “Jubilee!” at Bally’s, and it also will be a high-energy, high-kicking party at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.

Billie and Sam Faiers at Chippendales

Sisters Billie Faiers (in red) and Sam Faiers with girlfriends at Chippendales in the Rio on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Talk about a stylish soiree: It’s the fourth annual celebration of fabulous fashion shows, brilliant bargains in the boutiques, taste treats for trendsetters, wine with watchmakers, miracles with makeup experts and special swag with shoemakers -- in fact, something for everybody from stunning silhouette suppliers.

There will be style headlines from New York to the European fashion capitals of Paris and Milan and all the way to Sydney, Australia. But our trends target is Las Vegas, which always does it best.

Here’s the Royal Robin Rundown:

6 to 8 p.m.: the Palazzo with George Kotsiopoulos. He’ll take part in a Q+A and award a $1,000 shopping spree and a chance for a trip to Hawaii. “I’m excited to host this in Las Vegas because the city is known for its over-the-top style,” he said. “This will be one of the city’s most exciting events.” George will walk the red carpet before the fashion shows, and the Beauty Bar there will offer the newest fortune-telling trick of lipstick readings.

6 to 11 p.m.: Crystals with legendary stylist Patricia Field. Stores taking part in the second-annual “Charity Crawl” and donating to local charities include Assouline for Easter Seals of Nevada and its “Make the First Five Count” campaign. The lifestyle book store toasts the publication of Coca-Cola, which captures the soft drink’s iconic history with fashion and lifestyle.

Jubilee! 30th Anniversary Exhibit by Denise Truscello

Jubilee! at Bally's photographed by Denise Truscello in May and June of 2011 for the show's 30th anniversary on The Strip. Launch slideshow »

6 to 11 p.m.: The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Matt Goss, “Jubilee!,” Anthony Cools, Chippendales and Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” gather at the Fountain of the Gods for a group photo and then spread out at big-name boutiques until 9 p.m., with sales, giveaways and champagne cocktails until 11 p.m. Plus, three $500 shopping sprees will be awarded.

Other FNO events are taking place at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood, Fashion Show mall with Trump International’s ultimate shopping weekend and, of course, our city’s newest arrival, Henri Bendel at Fashion Show. At Miracle Mile, designer Steve Madden gives everybody a limited-edition, studded iPad case with their purchase, and all the Tommy Bahama stores are handing out complimentary scarves with a $50 purchase.

Don’t for a minute think this is just retail therapy for gorgeous girls and lovely ladies. At Crystals, there’s a men’s Dream Racing Pit Stop where we can forget about what’s being charged to our credit cards. It includes a special performance by Nevada Ballet Theater, a spa massage lounge, a social media photo booth hookup and Ferrari racing simulators.

Fashion guru George summed up: “It’s a celebration from start to finish and gives an opportunity for everybody to be exposed to a world that was either out of reach or unaware or afraid of; it will be a shopping frenzy that puts Las Vegas on par with any other major city in the world.”

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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