The Art of Fashion -literally- was on display at the MAP (Maryland Art Place), gallery in Baltimore, Maryland.
As guests swarmed onto the scene, they were treated to complimentary cocktails provided by Ciroc vodka, Nuvo sparkling wine, and Jose Cuervo 'Platino' tequila. Not only was this event an occasion to raise glasses in a toast to the finer things in life, but an occasion to reflect on how one comes to have -and should appreciate- those finer things; as the ultimate benefactors of this event were the Baltimore Children's Charities, most notably the LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services program and its commitment to children and families impacted by AIDS and HIV. Drive 2 Thrive event producer Mrs. Saran Fossett said, their "...compassion continues to be a living masterpiece," hence the apropo event theme 'the art of fashion.'
Fossett and her team of fashion coordinators pulled out all the stops for such an occasion, presenting fashion designers from all over the nation, including star presenter of the evening, the 2009 winner of Bravo TV's Project Runway, Leanne Marshall (www.leannemarshall.com).
Collections were also shown by Bishme Cromartie (www.yingedge.weebly.com),
Oscar Mai (www.modelmayhem.com/maimilano),
LAVSH by Alfred Lape (www.lavshlv.com),
...and an editorial presentation by Katwalk Boutique and The Couture Closet's Jessica Atkins (www.shopcouturecloset.com)
Male models, backstage
Moreover, there was a special highlight of the evening, with the event's host paying homage to one of Baltimore's humble philanthropist, Ms. Debbie Rock (President of LIGHT), who received the 2009 Community Champion Award.
With such a star-studded affair, everyone went home a winner, as Fossett's event continued to elevate lifestyles.
Mrs. Saran Fossett & Asst. Producer Ms. Delia Wilson