Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fashion for Paws® Ticket Update & News!

Washington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws® Ticket Update & News!

We are just a few weeks away from the main Fashion for Paws® event on March 28, 2009 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Embassy of Italy.

We have sold out of VIP tickets, but do still have a number of general admission tickets left for $75 and a handful of VIP tables for $2000 left. This year, Actor, Val Kilmer, will now be an Honorary Chair of the event, joining Honorary Chairs NBC’s Luke Russert, Animal
Planet’s Victoria Stilwell and DC Councilmember, Jack Evans. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Pamela Sorensen.

F4P infuses the nation’s capital with cutting edge high fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP’s, fashion and animals lovers alike. The fashion show and fundraising event features sixty notable personalities as the models on the runway. F4P includes 3 different categories of models walking the runway, with one category comprised of fundraising models who agree to
raise funds in the weeks leading up to the fashion show and participate in a friendly fundraising competition. The top male and female fundraiser will be awarded the title “F4P Model Washingtonian of the Year,” on the runway. In just its first 2 years, F4P DC has been a smashing success, selling more than 1000 tickets each year, and raising more than $330,000 for
charity. This year, to date, the F4P fundraising models have already raised a total of $98,000 in just 4½ weeks.

It is such an honor that F4P has been recognized and supported in such a tremendous way by the models and committee members involved; understanding the positive impact that the work of the WHS’ mission has on the animals and people most in need in
the Washington, DC community. We are all thrilled to be returning to the Embassy of Italy, and are certain that we will exceed the accomplishments of last year’s success, even in these troubling economic times.

Tysons Galleria has signed on to be the official fashion partner of the event. Models will be strutting down the runway in selections from the spring 2009 collections of: 7 for all Mankind, Betsey Johnson, Cache, Cole-Haan, MaxMara, Nicole Miller, Liljenquist & Beckstead, Ermenegildo Zegna, Anthropologie, Cartier, David Yurman, Lacoste, Saks Fifth Avenue and Aram. Make-up will be done by Chanel and hair will be styled by Toka Salon.

Aba Kwawu will be behind the scenes again this year working to organize the styling of the models and the run of the fashion show; a challenging task considering the volume of models and retailers on this year’s runway.

Canine Couture will be created by Kristina Robertson of Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique, and will be in keeping with the designs worn by the two-legged models on the runway.
Teatro Goldoni restaurant will be the VIP section sponsor, providing lavish Italian fare for VIP seated guests, as well as providing special service to the VIP tables.

For the third year in a row the runway and staging production will be handled by NoMad Event Systems, this year unveiling a new sleek design reminiscent of runways in Milan, Paris and New York, yet still able to accommodate those models on four-legs featured in the F4P show.
This year, the event will also include a newly added dance party presented by the band, The Frustrations. Following the fashion show, a tent off of the Embassy, sponsored by HDO Tents, will be opened at 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. welcoming guests inside for a festive atmosphere to dance the night away in style!

The official F4P after party for VIP ticket holders, models and committee members will take place at L2 Lounge from 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

To purchase tickets and to see a full list of 2009 models and sponsors please visit,
Thank you for your support. Looking forward to the 28th!
-Tara de Nicolas