<b>FOR THE LATTER</b> half of this month, Crystal City will be transformed into a fashion nexus for the ongoing Crystal Couture festival.
<p>Every night for two weeks, the festival will bring the best of local fashion, music and cocktails to the Crystal City area. Each night of the festival will have a different theme, from Tattoo Tuesday to Wedding Dress Wednesday to Foxy Animal Print Friday. There will be fashion shows, drink tastings, live D.J. sets and plenty of opportunities to purchase a new wardrobe.
<p>The Crystal City Business Improvement District, a group that seeks to promote commerce in the Crystal City area, is organizing the festival. All events will take place in a vacant retail space on the corner of Crystal Drive and 23rd Street South.
<p>The festival runs every night through Feb. 29. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.