Each year, #the country friends‘ Art of Fashion presented by South Coast Plaza is the hot ticket of the year. The full runway show always is hosted on the front lawn of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe under a giant tent just after the luncheon. This has always been lovely but typically it feels like a sauna under that tent. THIS year, organizers switched things up a bit and I have to say… it was a nice change. The boutique shopping opened at 10am with the runway show commenced by emcee Dagmar Midcap at 11:30am and lunch and more shopping boutiques after the show. The conclusion of the afternoon was Apres Affaire, a wine tasting and beer garden. This left plenty of time for all the ladies to enjoy each other’s company without feeling rushed to be hurried into the tent like years passed.
Designers Who Participated:
Oscar de la Renta • Versace • Facconable • Escada • Barbara Bui • Canali • Donna Karan • #maxmara • #salvatore ferragamo •
Saks Fifth Avenue
We are delighted to have had such an incredible lineup of designers taking part in this year’s show,” said Anna Waite, chair of 2013 Art of Fashion. What a fabulous day of philanthropy and fashion.”
The People ~ CLICK on photos for better viewing and scroll using the arrow keys.
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