Fashion Rocks first took New York Fashion Week by storm in 2004 and it still remains the hottest ticket of the season. Condé Nast Media Group celebrates the fifth anniversary of Fashion Rocks with an unprecedented line-up of performers including: Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Duffy, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Mariah Carey and Rihanna among others.
The legendary Radio City Music Hall will once again play host to the star-studded live event on September 5, 2008, celebrating the powerful relationship between fashion and music. The concert will air the following Tuesday night, September 9, 2008 in a two-hour special on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Proceeds from the event will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.
“In just five years, Fashion Rocks has become one of the most exciting multi-media events of the year,” said Richard Beckman, president of Condé Nast Media Group. “Whether on stage at the live event, during the show’s broadcast or in the pages of the magazine, Fashion Rocks uniquely celebrates the intersection of two of the most sexy cultural paradigms; fashion and music. This year, we have a spectacular line-up of talent and performances that will take the show to a whole new level.”
New to the mix is producer/director Don Mischer. Mischer, who was at the helm of Movies Rock™, has won 13 Primetime Emmy Awards and a record nine Directors Guild of America Awards. Don Mischer Productions’ credits range from The Kennedy Center Honors, Baryshnikov by Tharp and the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall to Super Bowl halftime shows, the Emmy Awards, and the opening ceremonies of the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games.
The Fashion Rocks magazine will also return this year bigger and better then ever. Slated to reach over 60 million readers and filled with even more editorial content, Fashion Rocks magazine will accompany the September issue of 16 Condé Nast titles. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Contributing Editor Jonathan Van Meter will again take the helm as editor-in-chief and editorial director, respectively.
Fashion Rocks is a production of Condé Nast Media Group in association with Don Mischer Productions. Richard Beckman, president of Condé Nast Media Group and Don Mischer serve as Executive Producers.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.