Fash Bash holds extravagant evening at the @DIADetroit #FashBash12 #TellUsDetroit #TellUsUSANewsNetwork story by @AngelinaCzar

Cheryl & Rachel, 2 body art models pose with Tell Us Detroit reporter Angelina Czarnecki at the 2012 DIA Fash Bash. The artwork was done by Andrea O’Donnell. (Photo by Scott Sullivan/Tell Us Detroit)

By Angelina Czarnecki/Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) – The Detroit Institute of Arts was filled with the latest couture and the “who’s who’ in the city during Fash Bash the fashion event of the summer. Due to weather conditions the event was brought indoors, but what better place to experience great fashion and art than the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Founders Junior Council (FJC), a young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts, presented the event and has outdone themselves each year. During the early years this glamorous event was not held at the DIA, Nicole Eisenberg DIA Board of Directors member, spoke with us about the event and location.

“We’ve brought it back to the Detroit Institute of Arts, and it was the most important place we could have it right here in our city” Nicole Eisenberg.

For the evening guest were dazzled with featured show “Art of Fashion” Neiman Marcus’s signature show in the DIA’s Great Hall. Those who purchased the “Fashionably Late” tickets enjoyed the runway show through a live stream in the DIA. Guest strolled from various rooms enjoying fashion , music and the body art put on display. Models painted in full body art strutted their stuff off the runway as well.

“The growth of Detroit and the creative edge that Detroit is getting has helped my art grow as the city has” Andrea O’Donnell, body art makeup artist.

During the end of the night attendees enjoyed the post- show Paparazzi Party and after glow celebration. Spotting the next Fall fashion trend could have been seen both on and off the runway, as guest were dressed in high fashion attire.

The Founders Junior Council are committed to inspiring new generations of art lovers to show their support for the DIA. More information for being a member may be found at www.foundersjuniorcouncil.org



The @DIADetroit premiere event Fash Bash set to break fundraising records #FashBash #TellUsDetroit

By Angelina Czarnecki/Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) – The Founders Junior Council (FJC), a young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Neiman Marcus have announced the return of “Fash Bash” after last year’s record breaking event. On Thursday August 16, at 7 p.m. The Detroit Institute of Arts will present Fash Bash, an annual fundraiser showcasing an evening of fashion, and the “who’s who” in metro Detroit.

Highlighting the night will be Neiman Marcus’s signature show “Art of Fashion” in the DIA’s Great Hall. The glamorous evening will also feature a pre-show cocktail party, and the post- show Paparazzi Party after glow celebration. Chairpersons for this must-attend event are Lindsay Cotton, Nicole Eisenberg, Beth Fisher, and Lauren Rakolta.

Tickets have been selling out fast, and it looks like last year’s fundraising records are going to be shattered. Proceeds will help support the museum, and allow it to continue showcasing high-quality exhibits for the community. Front row priority reserved seating has already sold out starting at $1,000 a couple. The “Prêt-à-Porter,” tickets limited to 220 individuals are available at $175 per ticket, and includes 7:00 p.m. arrival and open seating for the fourth and fifth row. If you plan on arriving “Fashionably Late” these tickets are available for $75 for 8:15 p.m party access.

“Fash Bash” tickets are available for purchase at www.dia.org/fjc or by calling 313-833-4005.


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