Saturday, April 21, 5-8 p.m.
About the Event
This dress-to-impress fashion show is on Saturday, April 21, 5-8 p.m. with VIP guest Fabio Costa, designer and "Project Runway" star. This glamorous evening begins with a pre-party of hors d’oeuvres and wine after which guests will be invited into the fashion show area. We have invited seven designers who will each show three to four garments from their collections. In addition, each designer will showcase a garemnt they have designed based on a work of art from our permanent collection. After the fashion show, guests will be invited to the galleries for an up-close look at models wearing the Inspired Fashions next to the inspirational works of art. Guests will also have time to visit the exhibition Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art, which served as the inspiration for the fashion show.
Q. What is the difference between a VIP and regular ticket?
VIP tickets are $125 per person and include:
VIP meet-and-greet champagne reception with Fabio Costa with elevated hors d’oeuvres and bubbles.
One bottle of wine with a custom label featuring artwork from the permanent collection.
Sneak peek at one designer's ensemble inspired by an Appleton artwork.
Priority front-row seating during the fashion show.
Priority viewing of Inspired Fashions in the galleries after the fashion show.
Complimentary beverages throughout the event.
Regular tickets are $50 per person for Appleton members, $60 per person for nonmembers, and include:
Fashion show pre-party with hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary beverage.
Open seating (front row excluded).
Cash bar available.
Q. When are fashion show tickets available?
Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance by contacting Griselle Gonzalez, 352-291-4455, ext. 1836.
Q. I am an Appleton member. Do I still need a ticket?
Yes. For this limited-seating event, all Appleton members must purchase a ticket. Tickets are discounted. If you are interested in joining the Appleton, please call Colleen Harper at 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.
Q. Where can I purchase tickets?
Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting Griselle Gonzalez, 352-291-4455, ext. 1836.
Inspired Speakers Talk With Fabio Costa
Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Q. What is the difference between the Fashion Show and the Inspired Speaker Series talk? Will Fabio Costa be present at both?
The fashion show on Saturday, April 21 will feature models wearing designer garments walking a special catwalk designed for the event. In attendance will be special VIP guest Fabio Costa (only VIP ticket holders will participate in the meet-and-greet with Costa).
The Inspired Speakers Series talk on Sunday, April 22 will feature Fabio Costa speaking onstage in the Appleton auditorium about his inspiring life in fashion.
Q. Do I need separate tickets for the fashion show and Inspired Speakers Series Talk?
Yes. Separate tickets are required for both the fashion show and the Inspired Speakers Series talk. Inspired Speakers Series tickets are free for Appleton members, $10 per person for nonmembers.
Q. Where can I purchase or reserve tickets?
Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased or reserved prior to the event. Appleton members, even though your tickets are free, please reserve your seat in advance as being a member does not guarantee a seat. To reserve or purchase a ticket, please click here.