The Country Friends presents the 2023 Art of Fashion in partnership with South Coast Plaza.
The event begins with a champagne reception sponsored by Linda Sansone & Associates featuring light bites from The French Gourmet and the popular photo lounge. The centerpiece of the event is a professionally produced runway show featuring the Fall/Winter collections of Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin, Max Mara, and Monique Lhuillier, to name a few, followed by a luncheon on The Inn’s Croquet Lawn. A live auction includes fabulous experiences and items such as one-of-a-kind emerald cut blue topaz and diamond ear pendants with more than 38 carats of stones set in 18k gold designed by John Matty Co. An opportunity drawing highlights designer handbags, clothing, jewelry, and getaways.
The Art of Fashion concludes with “Sip, Shop, and Support,” the chance to unwind while browsing boutiques on The Inn’s lawn with ten percent of sales set to benefit The Country Friends’ chosen charities. ABC 10News anchor Kimberly Hunt serves as emcee; co-chairs are sisters Marina Tsvyk and Irina Shkov.