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Andy Cohen recounts his Fashion's Night Out shenanigans.

on Oct 4, 20100

For anyone (me) who has the blues about the end of summer, there is Fashion Week in New York City to take away the dumps and whip you into a frenzy of energy. Every corner of this city is thumping, and Friday night I thought this island was going to pop. 

It was Fashion Night Out, otherwise known as fashion Mardi Gras ... otherwise known as bedlam. It's the night that every store in the city stays open late and throws parties to encourage consumerism. The dirty little secret that no one mentions is that NO ONE SHOPS
because it is impossible to get near the merchandise or a register or to actually try anything on. So it is a great marketing thing, but I didn't see one shopping bag all night. And that's the fact, Jack.

Bruce met me at 30 Rock and we decided to walk up to the Dolce party on Madison Avenue to check out what Naomi Campbell was serving there. Along the way we got sucked into various boutiques, which for the night become purveyors of free champagne.

The best thing we wandered into was Calvin Klein, where Bryan Adams was in the middle of a concert on the main floor. We hung out with Cheyenne Jackson (who was killing me with his imitation of DC's Cat saying "I'm not hear for a long time, I'm here for a good time."), Katie Lee (in white), and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City glam). We stayed for two songs and left.

Dolce was insanity, and we schmoozed with Fern Mallis, saw Chris Brown and an enormous posse, and then split never having made it to Miss Campbell.

The Ralph Lauren mansion on 72nd Street, where I have logged many hours shopping, has transformed itself into four floors of only menswear and it is heaven for me. In typical RL fashion, the mansion was NOT a zoo and you COULD shop and the champagne was crisp and perfect, and I really just took the opportunity to see the new place and put a pin in shopping, which I will do this weekend. If you're a man who loves great clothes, I recommend a visit to the mansion. See Travis; he'll hook you up.

We headed downtown to the meatpacking district and DVF, where we had an audience with the Queen of the night (DVF, not Anna) and enjoyed watching her get behind the dj booth and dance for the hundreds (thousands?) of DVF girls who camera-phoned her into submission. It was a no-cell-reception NYC fashion tornado SCENE of the first order. And
fun. 

From there we rambled in and out of stores, met Tory Burch, schmoozed with many Bravo lovers, kissed Serge Normand who was hosting his own soiree, and generally had a blast.

Saturday was a friend's gay-by shower (two boys having twins!) that turned boozy by Hour 2 (that's one of the diffs between a baby shower and a gay-by shower). On the way home, I stopped by Raoul's to kiss some friends and take a 9/11 pause and toast our city. From there I went home and finished Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, which I recommend heartily.  Whoa. I loved that book.

On Sunday it rained and I watched cuts of Bravo shows until it was time to head to Lincoln Center for the DVF show. It was a great show. Afterwords, DVF hosted a phenominal dinner at her Meatpacking emporium where we ran into -- among others -- Rachel and Rodger and Brad. If I am tired from my wee fashion ramblings, those three have got to be exhausted. RZ said she felt like a walking tranquilizer, which sounds not half-bad to me.

(I tweeted pictures of all said events above, and so follow me @BravoAndy and save me the drama of having to actually e-mail the pics to our Web people and their having to post it.  I have a day job!)


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13 comments
Andrea36
Andrea36

Andy, You are such a mensch. I adore you. You are a genius. Mazel to you and all your success.

keep up the great hard work you do, It's appreciated.

unmarkedone
unmarkedone

we need to do a gay housewives of boston or whatever that will be great

karentc
karentc

I seen Daneille on TMZ and she said she has 2 shows in the works! Please tell me Bravo is not involved with either one?

TupeloHoney in St. Louis
TupeloHoney in St. Louis

Amen to Andy for keeping it Real. Your approach makes the reunions entertaining and enjoyable. I have a suggestion for a reunion format. Let the viewers be part of the reunion shows. Have a contest and the winner will get to go to the reunion show and weigh in on the housewives comments, maybe even talk about how they felt when a housewife acted or responded in a certain way: was she believable etc. It would be a blast.

lovenjhw
lovenjhw

Andy. I love the way you are on the housewives reunions! I think you dont baby anyone or sugar coat things. I noticed you will point things out that we viewers at home would say if we were sitting there! Example, when Kelly from New York tried to say she was forced to go on the boat. When Danielle from New Jersey tried to say her kids are in a bubble and dont know because they dont watch the show. I have a new respect for Bravo since I have learned that you are letting Danielle go!!!!!!!! As a viewer I understand it takes drama to keep it interesting, you need a villan. But the direction she was trying to take it in was getting out of hand. There is a whole group of us ladies that get together and have a little party and watch the show together. We all agree! We love, love, love the reunion shows, mainly because of how you handle things! LOVE U ANDY COHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :}

Karen from Columbus
Karen from Columbus

I have to ask: Was the "gay-by" shower for a certain CBS sitcom star? I sooo want to hang out with you for a weekend (it might kill me butg I'd love it!)!

viewer ms
viewer ms

Why no message board for RHODC?

AO
AO

Naomi called in to show/ Naomi was on Rachel Zoe/ Naomi served something yada... SO are we to assume Naomi is going to be coming out with her own reality show soon??

Syracuse
Syracuse

You always have so much fun!!! It has to be cool running into Bravo fans and their reactions to say the Housewives Loved your tweets and pics over the weekend

No Bravo covering FNO? When you did the B4 the Kentucky Derby show last spring, that was fun, maybe something like that for FNO? Do you think that FNO will spread to other cities? Chicago, Miami, Bev Hills, Dallas so everyone can celebrate fashion

CD in DC
CD in DC

hope you caught "The Day Before" on Sundance with Mrs Barry Diller (yeah right) Princess Diane von Furstenberg or DVF. She said on camera she had to give the WSJ a front row seat to her show "although i really don't like them."