SLAM Vogue

On Saturday July 15, the Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a special fundraising event inspired by its new exhibit, “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015,” which was previously featured in the June 30 Ladue News issue.

SLAM Vogue is set to be a night featuring themed cocktails and cuisine, as well as creative fashion centered on a compelling runway fashion show called Fluid Fashion 18. Behind the runway and spectacular designs is Vogue’s former editor-at-large and America’s Next Top model judge, André Leon Talley. Inspired by his recent visits to the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator, Talley will bring the creative designs of the Incubator’s six emerging designers to the runway’s spotlight. The designs will emulate themes and ideas from “Reigning Men.” Talley will attend the event to show support and to celebrate the designers’ work.

“SLAM Vogue will be a fantastic way to celebrate fashion and creativity in St. Louis while benefitting the Art Museum’s many public programs,” said Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming André back to St. Louis for this fundraising event and helping create this special moment for our supporters.”

Saint Louis Fashion Incubator designers to be featured at the fundraising event include, Agnes Hamerlik, a luxury womenswear designer from Chicago; Allison Mitchell, a handbag designer from Dallas; Reuben Reuel, the designer and founder of DEMESTIK from Brooklyn, New York; Charles Smith II, the designer of lines Smith II and S2 by Smith II from Dallas; Emily Brady Koplar, the founder and designer of Wai Ming from St. Louis; and Audra Noyes, the founder and designer of AUDRA from New York City.

The event is presented by the Centene Charitable Foundation. Tickets start at $150. 8 p.m. to midnight.

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Kaitlynn Martin is the editorial intern at Feast Magazine and Ladue News. Chicago-style hot dogs will forever have her heart.

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