I must confess the hardness of my seat was making itself painfully evident by the end of the two-hour Charity Fashion Show at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion on Saturday night. I lost count of how many designers were featured, and the runway was LONG. But it was for a great cause (The Princess Project), I made a few happy discoveries, and I saw quite a few shirtless young men, so how can I complain?
My favorite discovery of the evening was Rag-Doll Designs by Larissa Verdussen, who is also the founder of Loft 1513 in Noe Valley. She gave me several more options for the hippie wedding dress I’ve been going on about wearing to renew my vows. Her dresses were a combination of traditional, with veils and lace, and boho, with flounced and gathered flowy, lacy fabric. And the bonus is that all of her garments are made using factory remnants, scraps, vintage, dead stock fabric, and overstocked textile goods.
We also ran into Victoria Tik, CEO and the designer behind Frock Los Angeles. Too bad we didn’t realize it was her until later, or we would have tried for a quickie interview! Duh. But as you can see in the photograph, she was best dressed among the minglers before the show.
I’m not going to mention the the star pasties (which were seen in the audience not on the runway), and I’ve already said to much about the bathing suits! My runway photos turned out poorly, so I won’t torture you with too many of them (I included some photos from Rag Doll Designs’ website). But there were loads of photogs there, where are all their photos? Let me know if you spy any.