Festive Couture Floral and the Variety Fashion Show
Guests experienced a New York style runway show featuring St. John's Pre Fall 2014 Collection. Albino Riganello, St. John Vice President Design attended. St. John designed three custom dresses for Variety Kids; Mallory, Jenna & Tori, plus a custom designed vest for Variety Kid, Zachary! FOX 2's Sandy Miller was the emcee for this exciting runway show.
St. John is an American luxury that was founded in 1962 on the premise of a simple, yet elegant knit dress. Over the years, the brand has evolved, but the basis for the collection remains the same today as it did from the very start - updated classics, timeless and elegant clothing that appeals to women all over the world.
Below are a few back stage and behind the scenes images from the event.
Again this year, designs featured Chairs for Children, headed up by Elke Koch and her committee: Holly Blumeyer, Alan Brainerd, Emily Castle, & Carolyn Grove. These one-of-a-kind accent chairs were auctioned off at the event.
2014 Chairs for Children Designers
Susan Block - The Designing Block
Holly Blumeyer - Holly Blumeyer Interior Design Group, Ltd.
Alan Brainerd - Alan E. Brainerd Interiors
Diane Breckenridge - Diane Breckenridge Interiors
Emily Castle, ASID - Castle Design
Lynn Eastin - Lynn Eastin Interiors
Sandra Ford - Sandra Ford Design Consultant Inc.
Carolyn Grove - C.V. Grove Interiors
Elke Koch - E.K. Interior Designs
Ellen Kurtz - Ellen Kurtz Interiors
Gigi Lombrano - GiGi Lombrano Interiors
Fifi Lugo - FiFi Lugo, LLC
Susan McHaney - Susan McHaney Interior Design
Shannon O'Daughtery - Sambeaus, Ltd
Karen Pepper Jacoby - Edwin Pepper Interiors
Susan Sparks - Sparks Design
Ken Stuckenschneider - Stuckenschneider Decoration and Design
Yvonne Trudeaux - Y Designs
Laura Varley - Laura Varley Design
The chairs were displayed on a rotating stage so guest could enjoy conversation and view all of the chairs from one vantage point. The staging was designed and executed by the amazing team at Exclusive Events.
Below are some of the images of the chair designs.
Floral at the event was stunning. The Festive Couture Floral team installed floral throughout the event. Flowers included Amaryllis, Hydrangea, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Spray Roses, Stock, Lisianthus and Dendrobium Orchids. Below are images of the floral on site for the Fashion Show.
The event was coordinated and executed by Michelle Rago and her design team. The Rago team always pulls together the perfect event and achieves the goals set by their clients.