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Fashion’s Night Out Will be CBS Special

Fashion’s Night Out, the global shopping extravaganza, will take place this year on September 10. But unlike last year, it will now be the focus of a TV special on CBS. The network announced Tuesday that it will air “a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s largest fashion celebration” on September 15, which will give an inside look at the festivities. Last year’s event featured Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as bartenders, and a sing-a-long with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters, and Oscar de la Renta. New York serves as the focal point of the event, but Brazil, Bombay, and a host of international hotspots will join in the fun. The annual party was launched last year by Vogue, the CFDA, and NYC & Company as a means of combating the global economic downturn. CBS executive producer Susan Zirinsky said of the night, “The message is clear: Responsible spending can breathe new life into the economy, and that means jobs.” She added that “Fashion’s Night Out is a self-styled stimulus package by the fashion industry that has ignited a global movement.”