An evening of Fashion, benefiting Project Open Hand in San Francisco
By Sophie Azouaou - © 2007 SophiSticate Interiors
Photos by John Han
On Friday, March 30th, Inga Fisher manager of California Modern Arty Gallery (CMAG)
hosted an evening of fashion event benefitting Project Open Hand
Over one hundred Fashion and Art lovers and supporters of Project Open Hand attended the event.
California Modern Art Gallery is is co-managed by Risley Sams & Inga Fischer.
Risley focuses on modern artists (1940-1970) and Fischer focuses on contemporary artworks (1970-present).
The art they promote is reasonably priced. The Gallery is dedicated to promoting California artists.
To help the community and to further expose the artists, Sams and Fisher host many charity events through out the year. Project Open Hand is one of them.
In 1985 in San Francisco, Ruth Brinker, a retired grandmother, watched a dear friend die of AIDS. She realized that for many people with the disease, malnutrition was causing death as much as the illness.
Ruth asked friends to help and organized a kitchen at a local church and began to serve meals.
Project Open hands was born!
Project Open Hand provides food and nourishment to improve the quality of life for the men, women and children it serves.The program includes: meal, grocery and nutrition counseling for people with symptomatic HIV and AIDS
The event featured a VIP pre-fashion champagne reception, a silent auction and an art exhibition by Grammy award winning Barry Mann and well known artist Susan Berkowitz.
Guests were then led to the show venue to enjoy the one hour long fashion show, featuring the latest collections by emerging SF Bay Area designers: Molly Rebuschatis, KAYO, Jasmin Zorlu, Jeremy Parr. Miss Velvet Cream, With Special Guest Designer: Jason Christopher Peters.
A soon to graduate from San Francisco State, Christopher Peters is San Francisco new emerging Star.
His gets his inspiration from Zac Posen and Betsy Johnson for whom he did an internship. “ I admire these designers, they are my inspiration” says Peters.“This show is very emotional for me, it is a tribute to my mother Dolores M. Peters who recently passed away” adds Peters.
- The following dresses are all from Special Guest Designer Jason Christopher Peters’ new Collection:
“This white wedding dress is a futuristic version of a wedding dress, my inspiration was my mother and Marilyn Monroe” comments Peters.
“The show is flirty, sexy and sophisticated”, mentions Christopher to his friends and guests.
The collection was youthful, fun, vibrant and colorful.
It showed creativity, talent and many promesses.
San Francisco is lucky to be the recipient of such amazing designers.
Jason Christopher Peters is definitely “The” designer to watch, his love, dedication, flair not to forget talent for fashion are reflected in his new collection.
For more info on Project Open Hand: www.openhand.org
To know more about the California Modern Art Gallery: www.calmodern.com
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