BY TASNUBA QURESHI, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Over the weekend, Motor City Casino held one of the most anticipated cultural events in Detroit: Fashion in Detroit. This is the third year running for the show and each time it just gets bigger and better.
This year the event was hosted by Project Runway winner Joe Faris and Ambassador Magazine Publisher and jewelry designer Denise Illitch. Joe Faris co-created Fashion in Detroit in 2009 to shine the light to some of the best local designers in Detroit.
This year the event was anticipated to have over 2,000 attendees and to sell out. By the looks of the audience, it definitely seemed like a full house. There was a lot of glitz and glamour along with lights flashing before the show started.
There were eight runway presentations from local and national designers as well as trunk shows and meet and greets with each designer. The show itself was spectacular, the music was perfect and the clothes looked great. I was very tempted to buy a few dresses right off the models.
I was really looking forward to snagging an interview with Joe Faris, but unfortunately, because of the high attendance level, I was not able to interview anyone. After the show, the crowd dispersed to meet the designers and check out the trunk shows, but it was a little hard to maneuver through the crowd.
Tickets were sold for $10, $25, and V.I.P was $100. The admission price got you into all of the shows, a gift bag full of wonderful trinkets, and you were entered to win a few high-end giveaways. Portions of the proceeds were given to Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Rumor has it that next year will be even better.