Fashion Group International Fashion Show This Thursday!

We have a Fashion Show event this Thursday, 4/12 to share with you! Mingle and sip on fabulous Minnesota wine while watching 6 Minnesota designers show their collection on the FGI runway.

And guess what!? ArielSimone wil be there presenting some of our S/S12 collection. Plus, you won’t want to miss the unforgettable Warehouse Winery venue.

Place: Warehouse Winery, 6415 Cambridge Street, St. Louis Park
Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: (change): 6:00PM wine tasting & open networking, 7:30PM Fashion Show!
Cost: $25 members, $40 Non-members (plus, bring a friend for FREE!)
Purchase your tickets here! http://fgimplsstpaul.wordpress.com/

Event Info:

Place: Warehouse Winery, 6415 Cambridge Street, St. Louis Park
Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 6:00 PM Wine tasting & open networking, 7:30PM Fashion show!
Cost: $25 Members, $40 Non-Members (Plus, bring a friend for FREE!)
Purchase Tickets now!
A little about FGI
It all began in 1928 when 17 women, gathered by Edna Woolman Chase, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, met for lunch in a modest midtown New York restaurant. They had three things in common: Each held a job of consequence in the business of fashion, each held all the others in high regard and together they held a belief that fashion needed a forum, a stage, or a force to express and enhance a widening awareness of the American fashion business and of women’s roles in that business.

The Fashion Group®, conceived at an informal luncheon in 1928 became an organization in 1930, with a place, a purpose, by-laws, officers and women eager to be members.

Some of those Founding and Charter members were:

Elizabeth Arden, Margaret Case, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helena Rubinstein, Julia Coburn, Lilly Dache, Jessica Daves, Nan Duskin, Edith Head, Eleanor LeMaire, Claire McCardell, Clare Potter, Virginia Pope, Dorothy Shaver, Adele Simpson, Carmel Snow, and Miss Tobé.

Their first office space was donated by Louis Fairchild in his Women’s Wear Daily building on East 12th Street. The second office space was at 572 Madison Avenue, donated by Harper’s Bazaar. Then in 1934, from the minutes of the Board meeting of October 18: Discussion as to how to meet the rent of the contemplated space in 30 Rockefeller Center included a Fashion Group party using talent within the membership lampooning fashion, to be known as The Fashion Follies™. Today, The Fashion Group® offers membership to both men and women.

We are lucky to have a Minneapolis/ St. Paul Chapter. Please come and join us this Thursday!!

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