DKNY JEANS PRESENTS VANITY FAIR “IN CONCERT” TO BENEFIT STEP UP WOMEN’S NETWORK: Camp Freddy, Lou Reed, & The Roots perform at Irving Plaza in New York, hosted by Kyra Sedgwick. Macy Gray, Samantha Ronson, & Camp Freddy perform at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, hosted by Aisha Tyler.


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Kristen Tarnol @ Step Up
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NEW YORK (September 29, 2004) – Vanity Fair Magazine and DKNY//JEANS announced today that they will partner to present Vanity Fair “In Concert,” a bi-coastal all-star music celebration in New York City on Thursday, October 21, and in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 23. The third annual Vanity Fair “In Concert” program benefits Step Up Women’s Network, an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for issues critical to women concerning health, breast and ovarian cancers, victims of domestic violence, and the mentoring of under-served children. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171 or at starting Wednesday, September 29 for New York, and Thursday, September 30 for Los Angeles.

Camp Freddy, an all-star band headed by Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Billy Morrison (the Cult), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros) and Donovan Leitch, along with Lou Reed and The Roots, will perform at the New York show, October 21, at Irving Plaza, hosted by Kyra Sedgwick. The evening will also feature Fred Schneider (B52s) and DJ Sky Nellor. Macy Gray, Terri Nunn, and Stephen Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) will then join Camp Freddy for a special performance in Los Angeles on October 23 at the Wiltern Theater. Aisha Tyler will host the show with a special performance by DJ Samantha Ronson.

“The Vanity Fair ‘In Concert’ program brings together some of the most influential musical talents in the spirit of philanthropy,” said Louis Cona, vice president and publisher of Vanity Fair. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with DKNY//JEANS and Step Up Women’s Network on these two very meaningful events.”

Step Up Women’s Network founder Kaye Popofsky said, “We cannot thank Vanity Fair and DKNY// JEANS enough for continuing to believe in Step Up and our mission: to get young professional women involved in their communities through fund-raising and hands-on volunteering to benefit the health and well-being of women and girls in our communities;" while Donna Karan said, “Step Up's aim to empower women is something I strongly believe in. I am very excited that DKNY// JEANS will be sponsoring the concert this year.”
Promotional partners for the Vanity Fair “In Concert” program in New York include DKNY //JEANS, Jeep®, A Diamond is Forever, HP Digital Music, Royal Plantation and Budweiser. Promotional partners for Vanity Fair “In Concert” in Los Angeles include DKNY//JEANS, Jeep®, HP Digital Music, A Diamond is Forever, TiVo Inc., Vtech, and Budweiser. Vanity Fair “In Concert” is produced by Kevin Seldon of Keldof.


About STEP UP:
Founded in 1998, Step Up Women’s Network is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Through hands-on community service, mentoring, and fundraising for women’s health and critical issues, Step Up educates and activates membership to ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to create a better future. For more information, visit Step Up Women’s Network.

About DKNY:
Donna Karan International is one of the world’s leading fashion design houses. It designs, markets and distributes collections of women’s and men’s apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan Collection and DKNY brand names. The Company has selectively granted licenses for the manufacture and distribution of beauty and beauty related products, jeanswear, activewear, men’s furnishings, hosiery, intimate apparel, coats, children’s apparel and home. Since November 2001, Donna Karan International has been part of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group.

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