Fashion's Night Out

New York Hearts Wintour

As it turns out, celebrities will debase themselves for the amusement of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, whose Fashion's Night Out last night was designed to get consumers into stores to boost the flagging fashion industry. Oscar de la Renta performed a song and dance at his own store, accompanied by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Barbara Walters; the Olsen twins served drinks at Bergdorf Goodman's bar; and Robert Verdi beat Donna Karan in a fashion-trivia contest. A savvy Bronx native who attended Wintour's appearance at the Queens Center Mall's Macy's (where Mayor Bloomberg, Diane von Furstenberg, and Kate Hudson accompanied her) said of the editor, "She knows that she has to restore her image," adding, "This is her reaching out to the bottom level, to the masses, like kissing babies."