Gown by Rightfully Sewn Resident Designer Sarah Nelsen

Gown by Rightfully Sewn Resident Designer Sarah Nelsen

Rightfully Sewn 2017 Fashion Biennale: GOLDEN GALA
Evening of Saturday, December 2, 2017
The Grand Hall at Power & Light
1330 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri
Barbara & Robert Bloch, Mary Jo & Robert Brown, Mary & Thomas Bloch, and Elizabeth & Paul Uhlmann
Kimberlee Ried and Chadwick Alexander
Rightfully Sewn’s inaugural Fashion Biennale event, titled the GOLDEN GALA, was a celebration of the culmination of our first Fashion Designer Residency Program and a fundraiser to bring in the necessary dollars for our next Seamstress Training Program

The evening featured a Gold Carpet Experience, live music by fashionable, Kansas City-based Crystal Rose, followed by tracks laid by DJ Sheppa. A sumptuous culinary experience was provided by Kansas City's premier caterer, Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions, and a coffee and dessert bar was provided by The RoasteriePierpont's at Union Station Kansas CityUnbakery and JuiceryThe Westside Local, and Cosentino's Market

Emcees Joni Johnson and Steven Nickell of BALDWIN and Standard Style, and Trey Hyde, a young fashion designer, orchestrated a brief Awards and Recognition Program that recognized the contributions of Kansas City natives to the fashion industry. Honorees included international runway star, Isabella Emmack, who received our first-ever Internationally-Acclaimed Fashion Professional Award, and Stephens College Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Stephanie Carlo, who received our first-ever Exceptional Educator Award, and Rightfully Sewn's Resident Designers, Ami Beck of Dolyn Bags, Heidi Herrman, Whitney Manney, Sarah Nelsen, and Kate Nickols of Kathryn Lee Bridal


in the news

Check out The Kansas City Star's Event Coverage of the GOLDEN GALA

Check out Stephens News' Coverage of Stephanie Carlo Receiving Exceptional Fashion Educator Award



Event video by summerhouse



Professional photographs by Samantha Levi Photography and Rivas Photography are now up on our Facebook!



The following generous sponsors have helped us "keep moving the needle:"



Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins, The Lighton Fund


Barbara and Robert Bloch | Mary and Thomas Bloch | Mary Jo and Robert Brown | H&R Block | JE Dunn Construction Company | Lee Jeans | The Spa at Briarcliff | Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann


Chadwick Alexander | Clique Boutique | Coki Bijoux Fine Jewelry | Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri | Elevate Simply | Global Prairie | Imperial PFS | Ann and Tom Isenberg | John and Jo Lapka | Mobank/BOK Financial | John and Marny Sherman | The Gown Gallery | VML


1 Dapper Latino, LLC | Amigoni Urban Winery | Beach-Edwards Family Foundation | Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried | BNIM | Coastal Business Supplies | Dear Society | Elevé Dancewear | Finefolk | FOOT TRAFFIC LEGWARE | GOEX | Indygo Junction by Amy Barickman | Kansas City Fashion Week | Jennifer Lapka and Eric Pfeifer | Christopher and Amber Mounts | Paolini Garment Company | Godfrey Riddle | The Shepherd’s Mill | ULAH | WomenSpirit, Vestments for Women


Absolute Promotions | Armoni Matthews | Cherice Richmond Artistry | Corbin Bronze | Cosentino’s | Halls Kansas City | Heart of America Entertainment | Hoffman International Model & Talent Agency | Janesko Jewelry | Jenn Butler and Lance Davis of Xiphium Salon | Jordan Statz of Hy-Vee Floral | Lemon Thyme | Major Brands | Makeup by Britney Louise | MPress | Natalie Sutton Artistry | Pierpont's at Union Station - Kansas City | Quixotic Cirque Nouveau | Samantha Levi Photography | Shaw Contract Group Kansas City | Steps of Style | The Grand Hall at Power and Light | The Raphael Hotel | The Roasterie | The Westside Local | Tom's Town | Unbakery and Juicery | Voices& Modeling Agency | Woodside Health & Tennis Club



If you are interested in sponsoring or buying tickets for our next fashion biennale in 2019, please sign up here.

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