Detroit Institute of Art Announces Fash Bash

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DETROIT — Founders Junior Council, a young professionals’ auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts, announced today that its signature fundraiser, Fash Bash, will be returning this summer. Fash Bash is presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus and will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Institute of Art. Fash Bash 2013 proceeds will directly benefit the museum’s operating endowment, helping to ensure the DIA’s long-term sustainability in our community.

Fash Bash will again take place at the museum following the success of last year’s record-breaking fundraising event. Guests will celebrate a sense of Detroit city chic on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Art and be treated to a one-of-a-kind evening of fashion, food, and fun. The evening will commence with a cocktail party on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Art, followed by the Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” show in the Detroit Institute of Art’s magnificent Great Hall, and close with late night dancing under the stars celebrating summer nights and city lights. Additional details to come.

Fash Bash chairpersons are Lindsay Cotton of Grosse Pointe Farms, Tara Grekin of Bloomfield Hills, Lindsay Moroun of Grosse Pointe Farms, and Lauren Rakolta of Birmingham. Honorary chairs are Ashley and K.C. Crain, Gretchen and Ethan Davidson, Anqunette Jamison and Richard Sarfoh, Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Eileen and Matt Kiriluk, Lexa Leatherdale and Robert Lane, and Melissa and Seth Meltzer. The two Legacy chairs, who generously served as 2012 Fash Bash chairs, are Nicole Eisenberg and Beth Fisher.

Tickets will be available at four levels: HAUTE COUTURE, limited to 104 couples at $1,000 per couple, includes priority reserved seating in the front row for the fashion show; COUTURE CROWD, limited to 104 couples at $500 per couple, includes priority reserved seating in the second row for the fashion show; PRET-A-PORTER, limited to 108 individuals at $175 per ticket, includes general seating at the fashion show; and SARTORIAL SPLENDOR, at $75 per ticket, provides access to the post-fashion show “Paparazzi Party After Glow” on the front steps of the Detroit Institute of Art.

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