Saint Louis Fashion Fund
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Saint Louis Fashion Fund hosted its Inaugural Gala Dinner on October 17. Editor/Author Derek Blasberg and Supermodel Karlie Kloss received the first annual Fashion Fund Awards, before a crowd of civic, business and arts leaders at Union Station. Funds raised will provide the seed money for a Fashion Incubator in downtown St. Louis.
October 17, 2014
William Shearburn Gallery hosted an Opening for “The Pathology of Glamour,” a group show of fashion portraiture, which coincided with Saint Louis Fashion Week. A portion of proceeds from sales was generously donated to Saint Louis Fashion Fund.
October 15, 2014
Daniella Kallmeyer, one of six finalists in the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Emerging Deisgner Competition, was the winner of a $15,000 award, generously provided by Brown Shoe Company. Each finalists’ designs were presented at Union Station on October 15, before a sellout crowd of over 1,000. Judges included Fern Mallis and Stan Herman, founders of New York Fashion Week, and Christine Berberich, Editor in Chief of the website Refinery 29.
Saint Louis Fashion Week Kickoff Party at Neiman Marcus
October 9, 2014
Panel Discussion and Fashion Presentation featuring accessories designer Lisa Freede, creative director of Frank & Eileen, Audrey McLoughlin and designer Jonathan Simkhai.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
To celebrate her 30th year in business, Donna Karan hosted four dinner parties across the U.S., to honor “inspiring women.” Saks Fifth Avenue, in partnership with Donna Karan Corporate in NY, and Fashion Fund Chair Susan Sherman, hosted the Dinner in St. Louis for 24 women including Ellen Sherberg, Pat Whitaker, Leisa Zigman and Cindy Brinkley. Funds raised from the Donna Karan trunk show that week benefitted the Fashion Fund.
September 16, 2014
Pat Whitaker, Susan Sherman, Jan Goldstein and Phyllis Langsdorf hosted a cocktail for 50 women to introduce them to the Fashion Fund and its mission. Guests shopped with St. Louis-based designers Nina Ganci, Anjali Kamra and Emily Koplar, and learned about why it’s important to support emerging designers, and “bring the business of fashion” back to our City.