WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21ST: A panel of fashion industry insiders, including Pulitzer-prize winning writer, Robin Givhan, and fashion designers Isaac Mizrahi and Ashley Olsen, will discuss the changing role of fashion in women’s lives today. The discussion will cover the shift in the luxury market, the state of the retail industry and more. The panel will be moderated by Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine. WHERE/WHEN: 92nd Street Y (92nd St & Lexington), NYC at 8pm. COST: $27.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21ST: Elle magazine is hosting a panel discussion called “The Mystery of Perfume” at Barneys. Elle editor-in-chief, Roberta Myers, and Elle beauty director, Emily Dougherty, will be at the event, as will speakers from Antonia’s Flowers, Byredo Parfums, Editions de Parfums and Le Labo. WHERE/WHEN: Fred’s Restaurant, Barneys, Madison & 61st, NYC, from 8.30-10am. COST: $25 (with a free fragrant goody-bag). RSVP: Barneys.com/ELLE.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22ND: The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, will be signing copies of his coffee-table paperback, also called “The Sartorialist” at Barneys New York in LA. In 2008, Schuman was named one of Time magazine’s Top 100 Design Influencers and his photography has been seen in French Vogue, GQ, Elle and Fantastic Man. WHERE/WHEN: 5th Floor, 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, LA, from 5-7pm. RSVP: (310) 777 5725.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22ND: Meet footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, and view his Fall 2009 Collection at Bergdorf Goodman. WHERE/WHEN: The Women’s Store, 2nd Floor, 754 Fifth Avenue, NYC from 2-6pm. RSVP: BergdorfGoodman.com.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22ND: Meet Teen Vogue editor-in-chief, Amy Astley, in person and get your very own copy of The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion signed by Amy herself. WHERE/WHEN: Border’s Columbus Circle, NYC at 7pm.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 23RD: Calling all wannabe fashion designers! Open-See, Henri Bendel’s legendary designer casting call, is taking place on Friday. For more than 40 years, Henri Bendel has opened its doors to new and emerging talen from around the world. Open-See has launched the careers of numerous designers, including Anna Sui. WHERE/WHEN: Henri Bendel Flagship Location, 712 Fifth Avenue, NYC. RSVP: First come, first seen. MORE INFO: (212) 904 7992