Thanks to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual FABULOUS! Soirée! As promised, it was an amazing evening benefiting the FIDM Museum Fashion Council's campaign for acquisition of The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. Tickets sold out quickly and we had over 300 guests in attendance.
We couldn't have asked for a better setting: the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard at Fashion Island. With a fashion show of resort wear inspired by Celebrity Cruises' Modern Luxury cruise line, a runway show featuring cocktail and evening looks from Fashion Island boutiques, an auction, and a raffle, the evening was a true celebration of fashion. There was also a wonderful array of nibbles and beverages, including a tequila bar and a non-alcoholic lemonade bar. Many thanks to Fashion Council for their tireless work orchestrating this event. We also thank our generous sponsors, Fashion Island and Celebrity Cruises, for helping make our gala event a success.
For those of you who couldn't attend, here's a glimpse of what transpired. Look forward to next year's gala, as Fashion Council will soon begin planning for 2015. Hope you'll be able to join us next year!
FIDM Museum Associate Curator, Christina Johnson, FIDM Museum Curator, Kevin Jones, and FIDM Museum Fashion Council Chair, Mima Ransom, at the 3rd Annual FABULOUS! Soirée at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA.
Four designers participated in the Celebrity Cruises Design Challenge and were scored by a panel of judges that included local fashion experts and Celebrity Cruises executives. The theme of the Design Challenge was Modern Luxury. FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Alumnus, Paul Hernandez, was named the winner and was presented with a check for $2,000. His winning design is pictured above. Congratulations Paul!
All images by Brandon Clark/ABImages.