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.
Bryna,Fred & Blair Berman
Steven & Jill Grossman
Lynn Tractman,Kelsey Harvey,Robin Federiconi
Nancy Wolfson and Missy Dietz
Jeff Glass and Marc Brownstein
Nigel Richards and Nicole Cashman
After the cocktail hour guests headed over to a large tent for the sit down dinner and fashion show
Debuting 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.
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.
Thanks to PhillyChitChat photographer Andre Flewellen for capturing the photos from the nights event.
the clothes are from collections representing spring/summer and pre-fall. Everything that was in the show was pulled from the store!
Backdrop for the stage was by King Saladeen, who is a graffiti artist from West Philly. One of his best friends passed away from cancer, so the cause if very close to his heart.
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.