Fashion Week El Paseo (March 20-28, 2011) will feature a thrilling evening of American popular culture with a runway show showcasing three Project Runway Season 8 contestants: Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra, and Christopher Collins. Each will present a new original collection on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Costello will present a dazzling new collection including 30 of his trademark evening gowns. Collins will show his latest collection of ready-to-wear that is featured in Neiman Marcus stores as well as other boutiques and stores in the United States, while Guerra will reveal 15 of his cutting-edge designs.
The event also features a special performance by Season 5 American Idol finalist Kimberly Locke, who will entertain and delight the audience during the evening.
The sixth annual Fashion Week El Paseo, produced by Palm Springs Life in partnership with the City of Palm Desert, is the premier West Coast fashion event, providing a week of high-quality fashion events for the consumer as well as the fashion industry. Other Fashion Week El Paseo sponsors include El Paseo Merchants Association, The Gardens on El Paseo, El Paseo Village, and El Paseo Jewelers.
Attendees will enjoy a week of fun and glamorous events вЂ” from makeup and hair makeovers at the Style & Beauty Bash to high-energy runway shows by Oliver Tolentino, Trina Turk, Saks Fifth Avenue, and top design students from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The appearance by Costello, Collins, and Guerra adds an exciting evening of Project Runway Style. Fashion Week El Paseo runway events will benefit a variety of worthy charitable causes.
During the days, more than 60 in-store events on El Paseo вЂ” including trunk shows, informal modeling, fashion seminars, champagne receptions and more вЂ”showcase luxury brands and style trends.