Art of Fashion
Designs by Donna Karan, Fendi, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, and Versace will dazzle on the runway when The Country Friends presents the Art of Fashion Runway Show on September 17 in partnership with South Coast Plaza for the 11th straight year. Considered the premier style event in Southern California, the show will also include the latest trends from the fall/winter collections of Barbara Bui, Ermenegildo Zegna, M Missoni, Max Mara, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Held once again at the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the event begins with Avant Affaire, featuring Champagne and petite sweets and a “pink carpet” photo lounge, followed by the fashion show and luncheon on the lawn. The event concludes with Après Affaire, a wine and dessert tasting. Throughout the day, the boutiques of South Coast Plaza will offer the latest trends in clothing, handbags, jewelry, eyewear, and other accessories.
This year’s event, chaired by Pat O’Connor, will benefit more than 30 San Diego County charities, including Angel’s Depot, Armed Services YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Burn Institute, Canine Companions, Hospice of The North Coast, Mama’s Kitchen, Pro Kids The First Tee of San Diego, Promises2Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, and many more. (858.756.1192, ext. 4, www.thecountryfriends.org)