Fashion designer Christian Siriano and television personality Carson Kressley are headed to the River City for Runway & Rescue, an evening of fashion benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society, presented by Glasscock and Chic Boutique.
“This is just tremendously exciting for Glasscock and the Shelby County Humane Society,” said Runway & Rescue fashion show producer Todd Calvert. “Their presence is going to make this a fabulous event.”
The event will be held Saturday, March 26, at The Henry Clay.
Siriano – who has continued to gain popularity after winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” – will walk the runway with his collection during the fashion show. He’ll also attend an invite-only trunk show of his fashions at The Henry Clay on Friday, March 25, as well as a public trunk show featuring his spring and fall collections from noon to 3 p.m. prior to the fashion show on Saturday.
Kressley will emcee Runway & Rescue. “When organizers reached out to me and said will you do this, it took me about two seconds. (The event) speaks to things that are very near and dear to me, which are animals and animal welfare,” he said. “The (Shelby County Humane Society no-kill) shelter is an amazing facility. I love that and I love fashion and also I love Kentucky.”
The former “Queer Eye” star also adores horses and Glasscock owner Mary F. Glasscock, whom he’s known since he was a child competing in equine events all over the country, including the Bluegrass State.
“I was a little boy who loved fashion, which was always weird, but it was always fun to see what Mary F. had on display. She’s always so glamorous,” he said.
Runway & Rescue
Presented by Glasscock and Chic Boutique
Benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society
6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at The Henry Clay
Evening includes dinner, fashion show and live and silent auctions
For more information, contact Georgia Ferreira at (502) 655-6095 or Georgia@monningtonfarm.com
Catching Up With Carson
Former “Queer Eye” star Carson Kressley will be in town this week for Runway & Rescue, benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society, but he’s no stranger to the Bluegrass State. The fashionista is an equine owner as well as a board member of the American Saddlebred Museum in Lexington.
Kressley, who will emcee the March 26 benefit event, which will feature fashions from Glasscock and Chic Boutique, has been on the road lately filming “Carson Nation,” a new show airing on Oprah’s OWN network in May.
The premise of the series is Kressley travels to small towns all over the country seeking people who could benefit from makeovers that go beyond hair and clothing. “We’re making people over and trying to help them find their true potential. “¦ It’s more than a makeover show. It’s hopefully very empowering.”
Kressley and crew use only local resources and stylists. “We’ll show the viewer at home that just because you live in a small town doesn’t mean you can’t have access to great style … and live your most stylish life,” he said.
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