LA FASHION WEEK KICKS OFF at Ace

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WHAT:In association with Concept Fashion Week, Fashion Group International of Los Angeles (FGILA) honors the creative relationship between a designer and their muse with their “Meet The Designer and The Muse” cocktail party. LA’s top designers will walk the red carpet arm-in-arm with their celebrity or model muse dressed in their design to celebrate these unique artistic associations. The evening’s activities will also feature a special musical performance by Annie Trousseau.

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, lifestyle and more. 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. FGILA is the second largest group, representing the U.S. fashion industry’s largest manufacturing base and the entertainment capital of the world. Via ticket sales, the event will raise funds for FGILA’s Foundation, providing scholarships to promising fashion design students across Southern California schools.

Event sponsors include Coca-Cola, Smart Water and St. Petersburg Vodka.

Annie Trousseau, featuring singer Ana Maria Lombo, muse to Randolph Duke

SharMichelle Bothe with Nony Tochterman of Petro Zillia

Jonny Cota of Skingraft with muse