NEW YORK (CBS) Big designers and bigger stars will be out and about in New York on Friday for the second annual Fashion's Night Out.
The list of people scheduled to participate in events at fashion retailers across New York is a who's who of celebrities, models, designers, editors and more. You don't have to be on the A-list to attend - the events are open to the public.And you don't have to be in New York - the home of Fashion Week- to celebrate. Stores across the country and in major cities around the world are sponsoring special sales and celebrity events to mark the date.
Special Section: Fashion Week Here's a look at some of the stars who will be making appearances.
Jessica Alba will be at Ralph Lauren's Soho store, where singer Janelle MonÃ¡e will perform, while Victoria Beckham, Nicole Richie, and "Gossip Girl" actress Kelly Rutherford will appear at Bergdorf Goodman. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will be working the cash registers at their Elizabeth and James store.
Model Bar Refaeli will be showing FNO attendees how to pose (and will pose for pictures with them) at Armani's 5th Avenue store, while "The City"'s Olivia Palermo will also be giving posing lessons at Henri Bendel. Tim Gunn of "Project Runway" will be singing copies of his book and judging a window styling contest at Kate Spade.
Other stars attending Fashion's Night Out events include: Rosario Dawson (Bottega Veneta), Christina Ricci (Jeffrey New York), Sarah Silverman (MAC), Joss Stone (Macy's), model/singer Karen Elson (Balenciaga) and Robin Thicke (Hugo Boss).
For those not interested in celebrity sightings, Fashion's Night Out events also offer the opportunity to sip cocktails, buy limited edition or promotional apparel, get makeovers and have the chance to meet the designers behind the clothes. Check the website for a full map of participants and events.