10 Things Rocking the Industry

1. FashionMother Nature must be a closet fashionista. After days of downpours, Manhattan got a brief respite on Sept. 8—just in time to strap on some stilettos for Fashion’s Night Out, the annual kickoff to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Swanky shops all over the city cranked up the music, popped champagne, and passed out gift bags—and that included jewelry stores, too: At Swarovski’s Rockefeller Center boutique, celeb stylist George Kotsiopoulos conducted mini-makeovers; Jack Vartanian’s customers enjoyed bubbly and Brazilian chocolates; and Tiffany & Co. celebrated its groovy new ’70s-inspired line with a performance by Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and the band Check in the Dark (sample song: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”). Meanwhile, Ippolita created a multimedia art exhibit. Way to raise the bar!2. CelebritiesMaybe the three Vera Wang gowns and $10,000 crystal-en

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