As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances. Azealia Banks, Cyndi Lauper, Chairlift, and Solange Knowles hit up their favorite retailers to perform and celebrate all things fashion. Here is The Hook's round up of all the hot music from last night.
Solange Knowles @ DVF Meatpacking
Fashion darling Solange Knowles scratched a feminine and edgy mix that included tracks from Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, and The Cardigans at DVF last evening. Check out our exclusive interview with her and hear about her new album and FNO thoughts in the above video.
Fashion's Night Out 2012
Oh Land @ DVF SoHo, 135 Wooster Street
As desserts and drinks circled the DVF shop in SoHo, Danish singer-songwriter, record producer, and Brooklynite, Oh Land mixed a fresh set that had customer's head-bobbing while shopping.
Azealia Banks @ MAC SoHo, 506 Broadway
The unapologetic rapper and Alexander Wang muse Azealia Banks, belted out her signature swagger-induced lyrics at the MAC store in SoHo. The "Liquorice" rapper dressed in a cut out Alexander Wang dress and sang several songs with the mixing assistance of DJ Mr. Cosmo. Banks' appearance also trumpeted the release of her signature lipstick with the cosmetics brand. The pout-inducing limited-edition shade is named after Ms. Banks's alter ego, Yung Rapunxel, and comes in a dark plum color.
Cyndi Lauper @ Manolo Blahnik , 31 West 54th Street
Cyndi Lauper brought the excitement and flamboyance of the 80's to the Blahnik store in midtown for FNO. Promoting her new musical, "Kinky Boots," Lauper proved girls just wanna have fun, especially on the most celebrated night of fashion.
Chairlift @ Prada , 575 Broadway
The Brooklyn pop band Chairlift brought their delightfully eccentric sound to the music scene at Prada, giving a sparkling performance. Frontwoman Caroline Polachek sang as shoppers explored the styling wonders Prada had to offer.
Questlove @ Hoodie Shop, 181 Orchard Street
Celebrating a 1970s carnival night, The Hoodie Shop enlisted the musical talents of DJ Questlove for a night of filled with musical speculate. As Questlove spun shoppers received hooded scarves by Alternative Apparel as a gift with purchases over $100.
Tesla Boy @ Salvatore Ferragamo, 655 Fifth Avenue
The Russian New Wave punk band Tesla Boy brought their diverse Russian sound to Ferragamo's last night. Band members Anton Sevidov, Dima Midborn and Poko Cox played a strong medley of their synthpop sound while rocking their hipster skinny jeaned looks. Themed "From Russia With Love," Ferragamo's FNO was hosted by fashion editors Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova and Anya Ziourova.
Vanessa Carlton @ Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue
Saks had something for everyone last night. "Glee" star Darren Criss attended the posh FNO celebration along with, industry heavy hitter Oscar de la Renta who launched his new fragrance last night, and singer Vanessa Carlton who brought her feminine musical styling's. And just when you thought the roundup couldn't get any more eccentric, Rihanna's tattoo artist was also on the scene.