Neiman Marcus at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, and Ocean Drive Magazine, along with host committee celebrated 20 years of the ‘Art of Fashion’ campaign. The host committee included, Lana Bernstein, Julia Bianchi, Courtney Denaro, Julia Ford Carther, Becky McCarron, Cristina Krislav, Maria Schwedel, and Jared Shapiro. Over 500 guests joined in honoring three arts-related charities in our community: Beaux Arts for the Lowe Art Museum, Venus Orbit Initiative supporting the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, and National YoungArts Foundation.
The highlight of the evening was a Fall 2014 Collection runway fashion show, hosted by Local 10 News Anchor, Laurie Jennings. Models graced the catwalk in the must-have trends of the season: Global Chic, Grey Matters, Greens and Blues, The Trouser, and Knit Dressing. Guests also enjoyed getting a Flash Tatoo, grabbing girlfriends and popping into the AOF Photo Booth, and striking a pose wearing their AOF best on the Ocean Drive Magazine red carpet. Top local restaurants were on-hand and guests were treated to tastings from Bread + Butter, Love is Blind, Red Koi Thai and Sushi Lounge and Swine Southern Table + Bar. Frey Vineyards treated guests to their organic wines, and artisanal cocktails were served courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka. Grey Goose also featured their new creation – Grey Goose VX, an exclusive edition of masterfully crafted Grey Goose Vodka with a hint of precious Cognac.