GOLDEN GALA presented by essense of australia

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Rightfully Sewn 2019 Fashion Biennial: GOLDEN GALA
8 p.m. to Midnight on 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

Justin Betancourt | Mandi Botic | Macy Burkett | Kelsey Cipolla | Liana Colvin | De De DeVille | April Dion | Jenny Dover | Paige Drummond | Kirby Fracas | Mariah Givens | Carrie Habib | Arienne Hosseini | Trey Hyde | Samantha Levi | Nina Littrell | James Maiden | Noelle Manica | Kimberly Marney | Austin Murphy | Lauren Muth | Christian Noni | Daniel Stewart | Toni Talley | Brooke Tippin | Melanie Todd | Garrett Toms

Opulent Black Tie

Rightfully Sewn’s fashion biennial event, titled the GOLDEN GALA, is a fundraiser to cultivate critical support for our
Seamstress Training Program and Fashion Designer Professional Development 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 Kansas City-based The Phantastics, followed by tracks laid by DJ Christian Noni. The culinary experience will be designed by Pierpont's at Union Station Kansas City, followed by a Roasterie Coffee bar and desserts by Ashleigh's Bake Shop, Blue Chip Cookies, Cosentino’s Market Downtown, McLain's Bakery, and Unbakery and Juicery. Libations will be provided by Stockyards Brewing Co., KC Wineworks, and Westside Local. Take part in the Champagne Roulette to win luxurious prizes and Grab Bag game to secure coveted Kansas City experiences and products provided by Alaskan Fur, Boozy Botanicals, Hotel Phillips, Kendra Scott, Mer Sea, Monarch Bar, Perichette, ULAH, Wild Wash Co., and many more.

A brief awards and recognition program will acknowledge the contributions of a Kansas City native to the fashion industry with our Internationally-Acclaimed Fashion Professional Award and a regional fashion teacher with our Exceptional Educator Award. The Rightfully Sewn 2018 - 2019 Resident Designers, Maret Cissner of CISSNER/ZUVERZA, Kimby Sweeney of K:13, and Kristen Weigand of Battery Acid Fitness, will also be recognized.

In case any tickets are turned back in, we will take a short waitlist. Email your interest here:


The following generous sponsors are helping us to "keep moving the needle:"




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Jenny and Steven Dover | Walsh Family Foundation | Phyllis Washington


Debby Ballard, Francis Family Designated Fund | Ann and G. Kenneth Baum | Barbara and Robert Bloch | H&R Block | Hallmark Corporate Foundation | Husch Blackwell LLP | Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins, The Lighton Fund | Mobank | MTAR LLC | SPRINT


1 Dapper Latino, LLC | Sarah and Jonathan Baum | Mary and Thomas Bloch | BNIM | Mary Jo and Robert Brown | Bukaty Companies | Commerce Bank | Dunn Family Foundation | ECCO Select | Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City | Evergy, Inc. | Gregory Glore | Carol Hallquist | Shirley and Barnett Helzberg, Jr. | HOK | Jennifer Lapka and Eric Pfeifer | John and Jo Lapka, Jr. | Michael and Meredith Mason | Amber and Christoper Mounts | Jami and Fred Pryor | Godfrey Riddle | Susan Seidler Nerman | Marny and John Sherman | Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann III | Paul Umbach | VMLY&R Foundation | Shelley Wehmeyer

high street

Alaskan Fur | Bambou Salons | Carol and Tom Barnett | Michael Burke | Jennifer Dansel | Carol and Gary Dover | GOEX | Darcy Howe | Jeff and Chrysy Huff of RE | 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 | Lisa and Terry Shaffer | J. Michael Sigler | Travois | Truman Medical Center | VetNova | Dr. Valerie Wood

in-kind support

Ashleigh’s Bake Shop | Blue Chip Cookies | Citrus & Sage | Cosentino’s Market Downtown | Crossroads Studio | Geno’s Clothiers | Iliana Leyba Jewelry | KC Wineworks | Kendra Scott | MBB Agency | McLain’s Bakery | MGP Distributors | Midtown Signs | The Roasterie | Jordan Stätz @beardedguywithflowers | Stockyards Brewery Co. | Unbakery and Juicery | Westside Local


2017 GOLDEN GALA video by summer house FILMS

2017 GOLDEN GALA photos

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