Founders Junior Council (FJC), the young professionals’ auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), will host its signature fundraiser, Fash Bash®, in partnership with Neiman Marcus on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the DIA. Fash Bash 2016 proceeds will directly benefit the FJC’s recent pledge of $1 million to the museum’s endowment campaign.
One of the region’s most popular seasonal parties, and a record-breaking fundraiser for the museum, Fash Bash is a one-of-a-kind evening showcasing fashion, food and fun against the grand backdrop of the DIA. The celebration kicks off with an outdoor cocktail party, followed by Neiman Marcus’ “Art of Fashion” runway show in the DIA’s magnificent Great Hall. Drinks and dancing conclude the affair at the Lincoln Black Label After Party.
This year’s theme is borrowed from the Post-Modernist era idea of a “happening,” an event meant to be considered as art. Guests will be treated to a creative medley of unexpected happenings guaranteed to be pure fun and entertainment.
“A vibrant mix of fashion, art and philanthropy, Fash Bash offers a summer evening set in the incomparable cultural and architectural gem that is the Detroit Institute of Arts,” said Amy Zimmer, FJC president. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate style, with the added benefit that the proceeds go toward the FJC’s $1 million pledge to the DIA’s operating endowment, the largest single commitment from an auxiliary in the DIA’s recorded history.”
Fash Bash® chairpersons for 2016 are Sarah and Calvin Ford, Tiffany and Tony Saunders and Carol and Mike Ziecik. For the third year, Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus senior vice president and Fashion director, will be coming to personally curate the “Art of Fashion” runway show.
Tickets are on sale at four levels: HAUTE COUTURE, limited to 210 tickets at $750 per ticket, includes priority reserved seating in the front row for the fashion show, a $100 Neiman Marcus gift card with the purchase of two tickets and access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party; COUTURE CROWD, limited to 210 tickets at $375 per ticket, includes priority reserved seating in the second row for the fashion show and access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party; PRET-A-PORTER, limited to 116 tickets at $250 per ticket, includes priority reserved seating in the third row for the fashion show as well as access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party; and SARTORIAL SPLENDOR, at $150 per ticket ($120 for FJC members), provides access to the Lincoln Black Label After Party.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.dia.org/fjc or call 313-833-4005.
Sponsors of Fash Bash 2016 include: Neiman Marcus, The Lincoln Motor Company, Carhartt, Delta Air Lines, Carol and Michael Ziecik and the Segal Family.
Supporters include: GTB/Hudson Rouge, Comerica Bank, Connie and Jim Colman, AVL Cultural Foundation, Jean and Howard Dubin, Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg, Figo, Elena A. Ford, Sarah and Calvin Ford, InStyle, Tricia and Richard Lessway, Fair Radom, Lori and Larry Rapp, Tenue, Terry and Linda Theodore, and Joanne and Scott Ulnick. In-Kind Supporters include: IKEA, Figo, Fleurdetroit, Forte Belanger, Fox 2 News, Special Events Rental and Sykes International.