By Raquel Parks
The two worlds of fashion and art come together again to present an evening of compelling artwork, a thrilling fashion show, cool drinks and tasty bites. The Founders Junior Council (FJC) of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is hosting its annual fundraiser, Fash Bash on Thursday, August 11.
It will be held at 7 p.m. at the DIA. Proceeds from the event will benefit the FJC’s recent pledge of $1 million to the museum’s endowment campaign. Fash Bash has become one of the most anticipated fashion events, promising a large crowd each year.
The theme for Fash Bash 2016 is borrowed from the Post-Modernist era idea of a “happening” which is an event meant to be considered as art. Therefore, guests can expect the unexpected for entertainment throughout the event. The “Art of Runway Show” will kick off the night and will be followed by the Lincoln Black Label After Party. Tickets are limited and selling fast to both the fashion show and the after party.
There are four ticket options available: the Haute Couture ticket is $750 per person and includes priority-reserved seating in the front row for the fashion show, a $100 Neiman Marcus gift card with the purchase of two tickets and access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party; the Couture Crowd ticket is $375 per person providing priority-reserved seating in the second row for the fashion show and access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party; the Pret-A-Porter ticket option is $250 per person. It includes priority-reserved seating in the third row for the fashion show with access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party; and lastly, is the Sartorial Splendor ticket at $150 per person ($120 for FJC members). Guests will gain access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party with this ticket.
To purchase tickets for Fash Bash 2016, call 313-833-4005 or visit dia.org/fjc
Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages.