|Wendy Gordon in FAUX FUR, natch|
By contributor Wendy Gordon
Video by contributor Brendan Kownacki
Over 300 guests including this year’s crop of fundraising models, sponsors and volunteers packed the main floor of the hotel sipping Svedka cocktails and nibbling on everything from Tater Tots to Ratatouille from the vegetarian (of course!) offerings. Guests were also treated to a F4P photo exhibit by REVAMP.com, featuring models and event highlights from the past several years.
|From the photo exhibit of Daniel Swartz|
F4P began in 2007 and has raised more than $1.5 million dollars for WHS to date. This year, F4P has more than 90 fund raising models raising a minimum of $5000 to model in the runway show designed by sponsor Syzygy Event Productions. “Teatro Goldoni is honored to be a sponsor for the 5th year. This cause is very dear to our heart and we will continue to do anything we can to support The Washington Humane Society’s “Fashion For Paws,” said restaurant owner Michael Kosmides.
|Andrea Szempruch and Brendan Kownacki|
Opening the show this year the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), creating ten individual human and doggie couture pieces to open the show before models, dressed in the luxury retailers of Tysons Galleria, take the runway.
The Aba Agency will be behind organizing the run of the fashion show; Toka Salon & Day Spa will be backstage handling all of the hair styling; and canine couture will be handled by Wagtime.
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|Katy Nelson of KJN Veterinary Consulting|
Coinciding with the F4P fundraising launch, Georgetown Cupcake will sell F4P inspired cupcakes in all locations from February 6th through April 14th, donating 100% of the proceeds to WHS. Sweet!
The event will feature more than 60 VIP seated tables of six people ranging from $3000 to $5000 served a three course meal by our sponsor, Design Cuisine, with a select number of very special VVIP tables for ten people right next to the runway for $10,000. There will be 450 VIP runway show style seats behind the tables this year and 800 general attendees in the main section.
For more information and a full list of 2012 models, committee members and sponsors visit: www.fashionforpaws.org and click on the Annual Runway Show.