Oct. 9 fashion show benefits Spring Branch Education FoundationDesigns by Chloe Dao and Elaine Turner to be featured in 5th annual runway event
Houston trendsetters will gather on Friday, Oct. 9 for A Legacy of Style, a sophisticated, fun-to-wear runway show featuring looks from designers Chloe Dao and Elaine Turner. The popular luncheon is in its 5th year raising money for the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF), an institution that has gifted almost $9 million in grants and scholarships in Houston’s Spring Branch Independent School District since 1993.
Chloe Dao is known around the country as the winner of Project Runway, Season 2 – the immigrant designer living out her American dream. Houstonians flock to her boutique, DAO Chloe DAO, for her bridal collection, as well as evening and sportswear, clothing that reflects her understanding of women’s bodies and her ability to flatter them in all her designs. Visit www.chloedao.com.
Luxury accessories designer Elaine Turner® is known for her handbags and shoes, classic styles with a feminine edge. Her new apparel line includes separates for every body type in fabrics chosen for ease, quality and comfort. The line is the culmination of her dream that dressing should be fun, glamorous and effortless. The designer’s mission is to leave a legacy of giving and making women feel beautiful. Visit www.elaineturner.com.
Both collections will be featured on Oct. 9 and worn by model-like volunteers with an enthusiasm for fashion and a love for Spring Branch. Co-chairs Lara Bell and Patty Busmire, both SBEF Board members and Spring Branch parents, expect a sell-out.
“We are over-the-top excited to showcase Houston designers who are sought-after around the country,” said Busmire. “This show will have a local flavor, with designs we can wear to any of the Foundation’s signature events, on a cruise or to Broadway – wherever our social calendars take us.”
“It’s a lot of fun for the audience to see familiar faces on the runway,” said Bell. “The SBISD alumni and employees personify the strong legacy and loyalty we enjoy in the school district.”
A Legacy of Style
Fashion Show & Luncheon
Friday, October 9, 2015
Royal Sonesta Houston
2222 West Loop South
11:00 a.m. – Reception
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon and Fashion Show
Tickets start at $1,000 for a table of 10 or $125 for individual tickets. Guests who purchase Couture Runway Tables at $5,000 will be invited to special events hosted by the designers. For more information, visit springbranchisd.com/sbef or call 713.251.2381. For regular updates, "like" SBEF on Facebook and/or follow it at SBEF93 on Twitter and Instagram.
About Spring Branch Education Foundation:
Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting SBISD students and educators. It partners with the district and community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare students for the future. Since 1993, the Foundation has donated almost $9 million to the district and received the Houston Business Promise Award from the Greater Houston Partnership. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.