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Fashion Fête:

June 8, 2011

NBAF Fine Art + Fashion

Cocktails on the catwalk at Neiman’s

  • Photos by and Paras Griffin

Fashion and fine art collided at Neiman Marcus for the NBAF’s spring event, chaired by Sandra Baccus, with honorary chairs Su and Al Longman and co-chairs Steve and Marjorie Harvey

The Venue:  The atrium outside of Neiman Marcus

The VIPs: 

NBAF Fine Art + Fashion chair Sandra Anderson Baccus; honorary chairs Su and Al Longman; Co-chairs Marjorie and Steve Harvey (Steve also served as the MC for the night), Charlene and Earnest Ingram, Jack Sawyer and Bill Torres, Vicki and John Palmer; host co-chairs Tamara Bowens and Holli Hines Easton; and a quartet of creative honorees, including fashion designer C D Greene, abstract expressionist painter Danny Simmons, artist Radcliffe Bailey and fashion designer Jada Loveless. Also present: NBAF board chair Evern Epps and NBAF President/CEO Neil Barclay

The Scene-Makers:

The sold-out crowd of fashion and art fanatics included, Neiman Marcus GM Mark Fillion, Stan Mukuro, Sandra Baldwin, Millie Smith, Victoria Rowell, Karin and Joe Smithson, Darrell Mays

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The Highlights:

After cocktails and an art viewing, Neiman Marcus presented a rave-worthy runway show of the most refined spring fashions of the season. The catwalk show was followed by the awarding of the M. Jack Anderson Emerging Talent honor to fashion design students Azede Jean-Pierre, Nathaniel Keith and Stephanie Waldrip.

The Cause: 

Proceeds from the event benefitted the National Black Arts Festival. 

The Patrons:

Title Sponsor Neiman Marcus. Platinum Sponsors: Sandra Anderson Baccus, Delta Air Lines, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Marjorie and Steve Harvey, Su and Al Longman, Vicki and Jon Palmer, and Peroni.

Up Next:

The NBAF “A Salute to the Silver Screen" Gala takes place July 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, with a debonair white and black-tie dress code.

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