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Art Of Fashion 2015

The Art of Fashion 2015
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Art Of Fashion 2015

The Country Friends will honor the late Sally B. Thornton, longtime supporter of the Art of Fashion, at the annual luncheon and runway show set to take place September 17 in partnership with South Coast Plaza at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s event, emceed by Sandra Maas, begins with Avant Affaire, a Champagne-and-sweets tasting with a “pink carpet” photo lounge. The runway show follows, featuring the fall/winter collections of South Coast Plaza designers and retailers including Barbara Bui, Donna Karan, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Versace, and more. After the show, guests will enjoy luncheon on the lawn with a special menu created by executive chef Brian Black. The Art of Fashion concludes with Après Affaire, offering wine samplings and sweets.

 

Throughout the day, the boutiques of South Coast Plaza will offer the latest trends in clothing, handbags, jewelry, eyewear, and other accessories. Participating retailers include Barbara Bui, Diptyque, Donna Karan, Fendi, Lanvin, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, TOD’s, and Versace. This year’s event will raise funds for 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. Featured here is a preview of designs set to dazzle on the runway, photographed on location at the historic Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. (858.756.1192, ext. 4, events@thecountryfriends.org, www.thecountryfriends.org)

 

The Art of Fashion 2015
Diana is wearing a blush jumpsuit paired with Bordeaux pumps and gray pony hair clutch — all by Max Mara at South Coast Plaza; David is wearing a printed cotton velvet blazer, printed silk shirt with wool pants and four-eyelet derby in calfskin with a leather welt and rubber tread sole — all by Ferragamo at South Coast Plaza
The Art of Fashion 2015
Diana is wearing a long-sleeve Bordeaux lace dress by Les Copains from Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast Plaza with ballet pink pointed-toe lace-up pumps by Jimmy Choo at South Coast Plaza; David is wearing a red and grey patterned shirt layered, burgundy leather jacket, and dark grey pants by BOSS by Hugo Boss from Saks Fifth Avenue, and brown ankle boots by Allen Edmonds at South Coast Plaza
The Art of Fashion 2015
David is wearing a blue velvet-stamped shirt, blue double-faced single-breasted jacket, and navy trousers by Giorgio Armani from Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast Plaza; Diana is wearing a sleeveless black silk crepe dress with tone on tone chains by Barbara Bui at South Coast Plaza
The Art of Fashion 2015
David is wearing a blue velvet-stamped shirt, blue double-faced single-breasted jacket, and navy trousers by Giorgio Armani from Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast Plaza
The Art of Fashion 2015
Diana is wearing a bottle green leather turtleneck with a leather carwash pleated skirt, and black leather belt — all by Ferragamo at South Coast Plaza
Diana is wearing a silk satin shift with a pleated underlayer and matching scarf by Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza
Diana is wearing a silk satin shift with a pleated underlayer and matching scarf by Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza

 

Photography by Vincent Knakal, hair by Deena Von Yokes and makeup by Nikki Caswell for Studio Savvy, styling assistance by Emily Tomei, models are Diana Lieziert and David Volz for San Diego Model Management, photographed on location at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club with special thanks to the Board of Governors for their hospitality

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