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FASHION ROCKS RETURNS CONDE NAST MEDIA GROUP PRESENTS SECOND ANNUAL LIVE CONCERT AND COLLECTOR’S EDITION TO CELEBRATE FASHION AND MUSIC

Event to feature musical performances by David Bowie, Destiny’s Child, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw, Nelly, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Joss Stone, The Arcade Fire, Rob Thomas

Two-hour special airs Wednesday, September 9th on CBS

NEW YORK, NY, August TK, 2005—Conde Nast Media Group will kick off New York Fall Fashion Week in style, presenting the second annual Fashion Rocks live concert and collector’s edition magazine. The star-studded concert at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, September 8, 2005, will honor the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music and feature a host of rock’s most glamorous trendsetters. Subscribers to 14 Advance Magazine Group publications will receive a Fashion Rocks special collector’s edition magazine with their October issues. CBS will air a two-hour primetime Fashion Rocks special on Friday, September 9, 2005, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST.

The presenting advertisers of Fashion Rocks are Citi, Chevrolet, and L’Oreal Paris. In addition, Fashion Rocks program extensions will include a radio promotion with Infinity Broadcasting, bus side advertising by Viacom Outdoor Advertising throughout Manhattan mid-August through mid-September, and a dedicated Fashion Rocks website, www.fashionrocks2005.com.

“Music continues to be an incredible influence on fashion,” says Richard Beckman, President of the Conde Nast Media Group. “Fashion Rocks showcases that relationship and promises to be one of the most entertaining nights of the year. We are delighted to be working with our three presenters, CITI, Chevrolet, and L’Oreal Paris, and to be broadcast on CBS, the #1 television network.”

Renowned fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier will shoot the cover of the Fashion Rocks collector’s issue, which will be polybagged with subscriber copies of Vogue, Glamour, Self, GQ, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Allure, Wired, Lucky, Cargo, The New Yorker, W, Jane, and Details.

The September 8th concert will feature live performances at Radio City Music Hall by David Bowie, Destiny’s Child (in their last televised appearance as a group), Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw, Nelly, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Joss Stone, The Arcade Fire, and Rob Thomas. The concert will be produced by Anthony Eaton, Executive Director and President of Tall Pony Productions, which has produced specials that have won Grammys, Cable Aces, NAACP Awards, and numerous film festival honors.

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