The much anticipated original runway event, “The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS” is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Reality stars and celebrities that have appeared on reality television shows will walk the runway to raise money for HIV and AIDS. The red carpet event will take place at the Altman Building in New York City located at 135 west 18th Street, New York, NY 10001
with doors opening at 7:30pm.
Advanced tickets are required to attend with prices starting at $99 for standing room, $135 for priority seating, and $1000 for Red Carpet/VIP access with a portion of all proceeds being donated to benefit the RFRA AIDS charity of choice for 2013. The featured designer for the evening will be Dominique Auxilly.
The official stylist for the show will be Julianne Costigan who has assisted and styled numerous Toronto Fashion Week Shows including Holt Renfrew, Joe Fresh, Christopher Bates & more. RFRA is created and produced by Monique Tatum and presented by her firm Beautiful Planning Marketing.
There are an estimated 300,000 people in the United States who are unaware they are infected with HIV/AIDS. The fundraising event was created to raise immediate awareness surrounding these staggering numbers.
The participating star lineup includes reality stars and celebrities that have appeared on reality shows such as Deena Cortese of The Jersey Shore, Malaysia Pargo of Basketball Wives L.A. , Janice Dickinson of Americas Next Top Model, Sheree Whitfield of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Bachelor stars, Glam Fairy stars, Tough Love stars and more. The show will showcase 20-25 reality stars gracing the runway in couture pieces that will be auctioned off in weeks following the show to also benefit AIDS.
Event Name: The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS
Date: Saturday, Feb. 9
Doors open: 7:30 PM
Location: The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street ( between 6th & 7th Avenue)