Each year for the past eight years one of the most exciting events in the Coachella Valley has been Fashion Week on El Paseo Drive. Certainly, this year is no different. The lineup of designers is a veritable Who’s Who in the fashion industry, with special events planned for nine straight days of basking in beauty.
Like most gala events in the Coachella Valley this one will benefit charities galore. Last year’s lucky recipients included Shelter From the Storm, Ranch Recovery Center, Desert Women’s Leadership Forum, Make a Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation, to name a but a few.
This year’s event will run from March 15-23 under the big white tent on El Paseo Drive in sun drenched Palm Desert, followed by the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival, also under the tent. It will prove to be non-stop celebrations of all the best things in life. The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue will start their week of runway shows on March 15 with a 7pm cocktail reception followed by the first show at 8pm. All of this to benefit the Living Desert Zoo and Preserve with an after party at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
On Saturday watch for Le Chien Couture Fashion Show featuring Linda Higgins. Benefiting the Humane Society of the Desert (a no-kill sanctuary by the way!) Higgins will pull out all the stops to show off her Classy Doggie Designs as every size and breed of doggie models walk the runway dressed in the finest silks and haute couture for beloved pets. Expect plenty of clever surprises at this one!
Houghton’s head designer, the amazing Katherine Polk will be on hand to draws gasps of wonder with her signature styles inspired by the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Patti Smith and Bianca Jagger. Strong and independent but also effortlessly chic are the bywords for the creations of the original Ms. Polk, who is second to no one on today’s runway.
Every day will bring something fresh and new to El Paseo during fabulous Fashion Week in Palm Desert. Even Sunnylands will be in on the fun with a special exhibit from the Leonore Annenberg collections of beautiful couture. Don’t miss this year’s extravaganza. Gourmet food, entertainment, beauty consultations and haute couture make a riveting combination under the desert’s azure skies. See you there!
For more information on Fashion Week visit http://www.fashionweekelpaseo.com