Gown by Rightfully Sewn Resident Designer Sarah Nelsen

Gown by Rightfully Sewn Resident Designer Sarah Nelsen

Rightfully Sewn 2019 Fashion Biennale: GOLDEN GALA
8 p.m. to Midnight Saturday, December 7, 2019
Kirk Hall at the Central Library
14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Debby and Gary Ballard, Jenny and Steven Dover, and Tammy and James Edwards
Josue Montes and Shelley Wehmeyer
Rightfully Sewn’s Fashion Biennale event, titled the GOLDEN GALA, is a fundraiser to bring in critical support for our Seamstress Training Program and Fashion Designer Residency Program. Named for Kansas City’s “golden era” of garment design and manufacturing in the last century, the GOLDEN GALA is an opulent, meaningful evening to celebrate our heritage and future.

The evening will feature a Gold Carpet Experience, live music by fashionable, Kansas City-based The Phantastics, followed by tracks laid by DJ Christian Noni. A sumptuous culinary experience will be provided by Kansas City's premier eatery, Pierpont's at Union Station Kansas City, with a coffee bar provided by The Roasterie

The evening will include a brief Awards and Recognition Program to acknowledge the contributions of a Kansas City native to the fashion industry with our Internationally-Acclaimed Fashion Professional Award, and a regional teacher with our Exceptional Educator Award. Rightfully Sewn will also recognize its 2018 - 2019 Resident Designers, Maret Cissner, Kimby Sweeney of K:13, and Kristen Weigand of Battery Acid Fitness.

The inaugural biennale in 2017 was sold out. Since this year’s event is more limited in space, we anticipate selling all tickets via sponsorships so please do not wait to make your commitment.



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



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



Jenny and Steven Dover | Phyllis Washington


Debby Ballard, Francis Family Designated Fund | Ann and G. Kenneth Baum | Barbara and Robert Bloch | H&R Block | Hallmark Corporate Foundation | Mobank


1 Dapper Latino, LLC | Sarah and Jonathan Baum | Mary and Thomas Bloch | BNIM | Bukaty Companies | Dunn Family Foundation | ECCO Select | Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City | Evergy, Inc. | Gregory Glore | Shirley and Barnett Helzberg, Jr. | HOK | John and Jo Lapka, Jr. | Jami and Fred Pryor | Godfrey Riddle | Susan Seidler Nerman | Shelley Wehmeyer

high street

Alaskan Fur | Bambou Salons | Carol and Tom Barnett | Jennifer Dansel | Carol and Gary Dover | GOEX | Darcy Howe | Ann Hyde | Kansas City Fashion Week | Meredith and Michael Mason | Dr. Peter McClellan | Tonya and Mike Murphy | Julie Nelson Meers and Sam Meers | Dr. Regina Nouhan and John Eck | RE | Lisa and Terry Shaffer | J. Michael Sigler | Travois | Truman Medical Center | VetNova | Dr. Valerie Wood

in-kind support

Crossroads Studio | FLOC5 | Geno’s Clothiers | KC Wineworks | MBB Agency | MGP Distributors | Midtown Sign | Plainscoast


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