Fashion Group International Presents Fifth Annual Meet The Designer & The Muse

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FGILA announces The Top 50 Los Angeles Designer List in conjunction with Designer & The Muse Red Carpet and Cocktail Affair, October 23, 2013

Leanna Lewis, Regional Director of FGILA said, "Fashion Group International Los Angeles has a history of producing high-profile events that honor innovation and creativity in the fields of design."

Halston and Bianca Jagger, Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn, Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola, Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow, the designer-muse relationship has long been a driving creative force in the fashion industry.

Fashion Group International® of Los Angeles (FGILA) continues to foster and honor this special relationship with the fifth annual “Meet The Designer and The Muse” event taking place Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Mr. C Hotel, 1224 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90035. The event is hosted by noted fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Kathy Hilton, whose Kathy Hilton Collection of ready-to-wear attire launched in the spring of 2012.

Los Angeles' top designers will walk the red carpet arm-in-arm with their celebrity or model muse, dressed in their designs, to celebrate these unique artistic associations. Richard Hallmarq, who was a featured designer on Project Runway's Season 11, will host the red carpet festivities.

Kathy Hilton has chosen actress Edy Ganem as her muse. Ganem plays “Valentina Diaz” in Lifetime’s new hit show, “Devious Maids,” executive produced by Eva Longoria and “Desperate Housewives” alum Marc Cherry.

Leanna Lewis, Regional Director of FGILA, states, “Fashion Group International (FGI) has a history of producing high-profile events that honor innovation and creativity in the fields of design. The New York chapter's Night of Stars, hosted by Simon Doonan, will be held at Cipriani the night before Designer & The Muse. These two back to back events, on both coasts, at venues owned by the famed family of hospitality, the Ciprianis, provide solidarity in the pursuit of style.”

Neil A. Greene, President of JABOY Productions will co-produce the Designer & Muse event with his primary role evolving around branding and sponsorship opportunities.  

Tickets for Designer & The Muse are available at two different levels. Design Circle tickets are $100.00, with access to the red carpet and a VIP champagne reception preceding the general event. Fashion Circle tickets to the general event are available for $50.00. A portion of the proceeds will contribute funds for The Designer & The Muse scholarship. The FGILA Foundation provides this scholarship.

Purchase tickets for Designer & The Muse:
Press Contacts: Caroline Rothwell at Caro Marketing (323) 781-2276 caro(at)caromarketing(dot)com
Linda Arroz at Makeover Media makeovemedia(at)mac(dot)com.
Sponsorship Inquiries: Neil A. Greene (310) 795-8315 neil(at)jaboyproductions(dot)com

About Fashion Group International: Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with more than 6000 members in the fashion and style industries including apparel, accessories, design, retail, merchandising, media, advertising, public relations, marketing, home, beauty, interiors and lifestyle. The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. Cities with chapters include New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris. FGILA is the second largest chapter, representing the U.S. fashion industry’s largest manufacturing base and the entertainment capital of the world.

About Fashion Group International Foundation Los Angeles: The mission of the Foundation is: To promote educational programs devoted to fashion and the study of fashion related businesses through the creation and awarding of scholarships; establishment of internship programs; provision of career counseling services. Organization and sponsorship of seminars and other educational activities on a national and worldwide basis. To sponsor public service activities in which the fashion industry works, to serve relevant community needs and concerns and to stimulate and encourage membership and industry participation in such public service activities.

About Kathy Hilton: Hollywood royalty and Hilton family matriarch Kathy Hilton is an entrepreneur personifying today’s modern businesswoman as a designer of her own clothing company, the Kathy Hilton Collection, and as an active philanthropist. This lifestyle mogul can literally “do it all,” while being happily married to hotel heir and real estate magnate Rick Hilton and mother of four children.

About Richard Hallmarq: Since obtaining a degree in Fashion Design in 2009, Hallmarq has found success by creating remarkable inroads in fashion, particularly his connections to other celebrities in other art forms (musicians, writers & models). This exposure has been a key influence in shaping the garments he produces today. Hallmarq was a cast member on the hit TV series "Project Runway" Season 11.


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