NEW YORK – Beyonce (search), Rod Stewart and Usher (search) will take the stage in a multidimensional media event that's part performance, part magazine and part museum exhibit to celebrate the relationship between fashion and music.
The Fashion Rocks (search) event, created by the Conde Nast Media Group, includes a supersized concert — billed as "an extraordinary evening of style and sound" — at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 8, the start of New York Fashion Week.
Andre 3000, Avril Lavigne (search), Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill (search), Hoobastank and the Black Eyed Peas are also scheduled to perform. The concert will air Sept. 26 as a prime-time two-hour special on Fox.
A collector's magazine supplement on music's impact on fashion will be included in subscription copies of the October issues of 12 Conde Nast and Fairchild magazines including Vogue, W, Vanity Fair and Cargo.
"Today's fashion trend-makers are musicians. Entire fashion movements have been inspired by bands and individuals," said Bob Love, Rolling Stone founding music editor. The Fashion Rocks supplement was created under Love's editorial direction.
There also will be a monthlong exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
"It is a great opportunity for our company to create a cohesive integration of a single concept and extend it across all mediums at the same time — from print to live to on-air," Richard Beckman, president of the Conde Nast Media Group, said Wednesday.