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Fashion Runway Show Scholarship Benefit raises $1M

On May 4 at the Beverly Hilton, approximately 800 leaders of fashion design, entertainment and business joined in support for burgeoning young talent in fashion, art, and design. The event raised approximately $1 million for scholarships. 
 
On the runway were student designs created this year with mentors Bob Mackie, Mary Jo Bruno, Billabong, Christopher Wicks,alumnae Claire Pettibone and Cynthia Vincent, Disney, EleVen by Venus Williams, Halston and the Humane Society, Urban Outfitters, and Betsy Heimann with Western Costume.Highlights included projects with Halston and the Humane Society re-defining luxury in faux fur, with Billabong designing sustainable swimwear, with Disney and Pixar creating costumes for the upcoming feature Monsters University, and with Venus Williams’ EleVen designing tennis apparel.
 
The Otis Sustainability Alliance, a major new initiative partnering leading apparel brands with educators and designers to promote and educate the public about sustainable practice, was launched with recognition of the inaugural partners - Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver, and Todd Oldham.
 
Kirk Nix of KNA Design was honored with the Creative Vision Award for his iconic work around the globe, and the inaugural Style Icon Award went to Sally Perrin, Creative Director of Perrin Paris, for her iconic style that combines a unique and discerning feminine eye with French tradition.
 
Attendees included Quiksilver CEO Bob McKnight, Hurley CEO Bob Hurley, Nike V.P. Roger Wyett, Publisher Alan Klein, Philanthropist Elaine Goldsmith, Francisco George and William Escalera, Cliff and Mandy Einstein, Mace Neufeld, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad, Kate and Art Coppola, Jennifer Perry, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, Christina Chiu, Peter Lai, Lu Parker, Lena Hermansson, Cameron Silver, Bob Colomby, Carolyn Mahboubi, Newman and Jonathan Arndt, Alma Ruiz, Nancy Moonves, and Frederick Fisher.