The worlds of ballet, fashion, jets and fine dining will all come together for a night at the “Couture in Motion” fashion show on Saturday, April 30.
Ballet West has teamed up with Park City-based Farasha boutique in a thirrd annual fundraising event for the ballet, raising money through ticket admission and a “Shoe in Art” auction.
Farasha boutique owner Vanessa Di Palma Wright said the theme for this year’s show is “jet set global couture with a 1960s tone,” which translates to many “Madmen” and Audrey Hepburn-inspired, ladylike styles.
“The overall inspiration for the show is globe trotting and thus, communicating the experience of going to exotic and unique places through the clothes,” she said. “I want guests to feel like they, too, are traveling through time and history.”
Along with traveling through time, the “Couture in Motion” theme ties in with literal travel because the whole event takes place at Salt Lake City’s Million Air jet hangar.
The fashion show will exhibit looks from 40 designers from all over the world, including Utah local designers. All clothing can be purchased through Farasha, a traveling, “pop-up” boutique that sets up shop at various locations including art galleries, the Sundance Film Festival, ad agencies and existing retailers throughout the nation.
Ballerinas from Ballet West will serve as models for the fashion show, adding to the flair and artistic presentation of the clothing, Di Palma Wright said.
Whereas most fashion shows feature stick-thin models, the athletic ballerinas will offer a new perspective on runway fashion.
“They have such beautiful posture and muscular, toned bodies, which makes the show even more entertaining to watch them strut the runway,” Di Palma Wright said.
“Couture in Motion” will include a pre-show part at 6 p.m., general admission at 7:30 p.m. and the fashion show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Ticket prices are $40-$100. To purchase tickets, call (801) 869-6917 or visit www.balletwest.org.
Brooke Brown is a writer with a love of fashion, cooking and music. Her fashion advice appears on Deseret News every Monday. She also blogs daily at www.keepfashion.wordpress.com. Email questions or comments to email@example.com.