Make-A-Wish Foundation and the renowned design house BCBG Max Azria recently joined forces to host an inaugural fashion show fundraiser. The event was lead by celebrity stylist Brad Goreski at Taglyan Complex. The fundraiser helped raise money for kids with life threatening illnesses and it further allows Make-A-Wish to continue their important work granting wishes to kids with unfortunate illnesses. That evening, the wish of 15 year old girl, Stacy was granted when she fulfilled her dream to become a supermodel.
On the runway, Stacy and other kids were joined by supermodel Petra Nemcova who prepped them with a modeling lesson before walking the runway. Everyone who walked the runway wore gorgeous Fall BCBG Max Azria looks. Actresses Alyssa Milano, Riki Lindhome, Perrey Reeves, Chloe Lukasiak, Azie Tesfai and models Jolene Blalock and Michelle Alves walked the runway with the kids as well. Many other celebrities showed their support by attending the fashion show and donating to this great cause including; Perez Hilton, Comedian Ali Wong, Shaun Ross, Jeanne Mai, Garcelle Beauvais, Vernon Sundiata Gaines and of course Lubov Azria.
During an interview, Brad Goreski said, “as soon as they reached out and let me know that this was their first annual fashion fundraiser, I was so excited to be a part of it because who doesn’t want to be a part of helping to change someone else’s life.”
In addition to the runway show, a silent auction took place with items from leading brands such as Rachel Zoe, Marchesa and Tesla Motors. Singer Rebecca Black also hit the runway with an intimate performance of her latest single.
The evening’s sponsors included Cadillac Concierge,Wen Hair and Body Care By Chaz Dean, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the Wine Caterers, Butter Nails & Waxing, Monster Energy, Tesla, SOUTHWEST Airlines, WANTED PD, Fotopod, Sugar Spin, Cappuccino Man, SoyJoy, KIND Snacks, SkinnyPop, Marchesa and decor by Carmenita Helligar Designs. The event was produced by ParkerWhitaker Productions.
Here’s a visual recap of the fashion event:
(photo credit: Jeff Linett Company)
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. From its humble beginning, Make-A-Wish now grants a wish every 38 minutes – making a life-changing impact on not only wish kids, but also families, friends, donors, sponsors and sometimes even entire communities. For more information visit www.wish.org.