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Lane Bryant® To Sponsor Third Annual Full Figured Fashion Week™ in New York City Three-Day Conference Combines Exclusive Networking Opportunities and Workshops Culminating With an Exciting Fall Fashion Show Featuring the Latest Trends in Plus-Size Apparel and Intimates

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lane Bryant®, the nation's leading plus-size women's specialty apparel retailer, will be a top corporate sponsor for the Third Annual Full Figured Fashion Week™ (FFFWeek). FFFWeek is a fabulous four-day fashion event bringing together consumers, retailers, designers and media to shine a spotlight on plus-size fashion. The event will take place in New York City June 16th-18th at the Affinia Hotel and culminate with a fashion show finale Saturday evening at The Marriott Marquis.

"We are excited to be a part of Full Figured Fashion Week again this year. It's an important and exciting opportunity to highlight the nation's top curvy designers and retailers, and celebrate fashion's ability to empower us," said Jay Dunn, Vice President of Marketing for Lane Bryant. "Full Figured Fashion Week not only showcases the latest trends and unique style innovations for the full figured fashion industry, but supports the idea of creating a healthy body image for women of every size through their love of fashion."

Full Figured Fashion Week, produced by DeVoe Signature Events (DSE), an events management company, began in 2009 and drew an estimated one thousand attendees. By the second year, attendance had more than doubled. FFFWeek is the first event of its kind for the curvy fashion-forward community. It provides a place for plus-size models, consumers, bloggers and media to celebrate full figured fashion with a series of conferences, workshops, shopping trips, meet-and-greets and fashion shows. The goal is to introduce plus-size fashion collections to a wider audience, showcase top plus-models on the runway and allow the media, fashion industry buyers and consumers to have access to collections they may not be aware of.

Schedule of events:

Wednesday, June 15th - FFFWeek's Opening Night and Cocktail Reception The SkyRoom Times Square 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Networking event with media, Lane Bryant's top designers and executives as well as today's most talented plus size models.

Thursday, June 16thLane Bryant Blogger Conference, Affinia Hotel Manhattan, Grand Affinia Ballroom 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lane Bryant "throws the world a curve" with an exclusive blogger conference and luncheon. Jay Dunn will debut the brand's new Cacique® semi-annual television commercial, Lane Bryant's intimates division, featuring the newest line of babydolls, lingerie, plunge bras and matching panties. Top Lane Bryant designers, Robert Rutkauskas, Gill Heer and David Albow will be on-hand to offer an exclusive preview of the new 2011 fall sportswear and intimates collections. Technical Design Director, Richard Zielinski, will also discuss the "Technology of Fit". The presentation will detail the technology behind the company's clothing line and exclusive new Tighter Tummy Technology™ or T3.

Saturday, June 18thFashion Show Finale, Marriott Marquis

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

FFFWeek culminates with a spectacular fashion show finale at The Marriott Marquis with top plus size models showing off Lane Bryant's new fall 2011 collection on the runway. Attendees will get a sneak peek at hot items such as Lane Bryant's new T3® Tighter Tummy Technology denim pants as well as boardroom suiting with a feminine twist, figure-flattering faux wrap skirts, and sexy new Cacique intimates.

For more information about Lane Bryant, please visit www.lanebryant.com and www.cacique.com, become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For more information on Full Figured Fashion Week, please visit http://fffweek.com/2011/?p=home.

About Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant® is the nation's leading women's specialty apparel retailer, providing stylish and high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28.  The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to casual apparel as well as accessories, hosiery and intimate apparel.  Lane Bryant fashions are available nationwide at its more than 700 Lane Bryant stores, 116 Lane Bryant Outlet® stores, and at lanebryant.com. Lane Bryant is a subsidiary of Charming Shoppes, Inc.  Please visit lanebryant.com and cacique.com for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.

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