Pixs: Ken Downing Curates a Spectacular Fashion Show To Benefit Philly Fights Cancer

Ken Downing, a modern icon of the fashion industry, as well as Senior Vice  President and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus presented “The Art of  Fashion.” The evening featured a cocktail hour hosted by fine jewelry designer Dena Kemp, followed by a lively dinner and fashion show on an expansive  outdoor runway starring supermodel Pat Cleveland. Neiman Marcus will be  showing a preview of spring and early fall looks in womenswear and menswear.  100% of proceeds from the event will be donated to Philly Fights Cancer to benefit Abramson Cancer Center’s translational research and clinical trials.
Philly Fights Cancer – Round 3 will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Last year the entertainment included Lionel Ritchie and Jennifer Hudson, soon they’ll announce this years entertainment.

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Ellyn Saft, Suzi Gerber and Barbara Ellick

Ellyn Saft, Suzi Gerber and Barbara Ellick

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Nigel Richards and Nicole Cashman

Dena Kenip, Huyon Hwang in back-David Harcourt

Dena Kenip, Huyon Hwang in back-David Harcourt

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After the cocktail hour guests headed over to a large tent for the sit down dinner and fashion show

KenDebuting nearly 20 years ago, The Art of Fashion was a revolutionary campaign,  designed to feature cutting-edge fashion and provocative photography.  In recent  years, the Art of Fashion concept has been brought to life for customers to  experience in store.

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Caterer was Neuman’s Kitchen, out of NY. They are just coming to the Philadelphia market, and I believe this was there first large scale event in the area.
The floral and decor inside of the store was done by our in-house visual team, and the tent/table floral were done by Evantine.

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Thanks to PhillyChitChat photographer Andre Flewellen for capturing the photos from the nights event.

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Ken Downing always does a spectacular event at curating fashion shows. Sorry I had to miss his description of the show.
He always deliciously describes the clothes.