The Junior League of San Francisco’s premiere fashion showcase and 87th annual fashion show Setting Sail into a New Century debuted at Fort Mason over three days and two nights, February 28, 2013 through March 2, 2013. Michelle Curtis Harris set the course, and with help from some 200 volunteers, executed two fashion shows, one for adults and one for children, and a White Nights on the Water themed party for young business professionals. Curtis also added a new revenue source to the fashion show tradition by creating a three-day shopping event. Through the changes, one fashion show tradition remained: Junior League members, their children and significant others served as runway models.
Michelle Curtis Harris, Chair, Setting Sail into a New Century, Junior League of San Francisco’s 87th annual fashion show and premiere fashion showcase
Male models in Brooks Brothers at Junior League of San Francisco’s 87th annual fashion show: Jody Harris, Phillip Sprincin, Josh Burns, David Lyman, Greg Jorgenson, Anderson Pugash, Mark Gundacker, Scott Raymond, Chris Hemphill
Whitney Hudak in Wacaol for Junior League of San Francisco’s 87th annual fashion show
Teen model Chase Holliman hammed it up in Brooks Brothers
Amber Hill, Lauren Riggs and Susie Hall
Elliot Foster and Sloane Escher in Janie and Jack
Past Junior League of San Francisco fashion show chairs Gail DeMartini and Merrill Kasper
Katie Colosi, Michelle Curtis Harris and Cathryn Lyman at White Nights on the Water
Ryan Lincks, Amanda Miller
Dramatic lashes? No problem: Junior League Fashion Show model Lillian Phan LeWinter helped fellow models apply eyelashes backstage
Public relations co-chair Alexandra Skillman with Junior League of San Francisco president, Jennifer Johnston
Layne Gray, a past Junior League of San Francisco fashion show chair, launched her new company, VivaDressUp, at the fashion showcase
Some 3,000 supporters shopped, strolled, watched the shows, and contributed to Junior League of San Francisco. Funds raised support local families in need through grants to International Rescue Committee, La Cocina, Raphael House, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, and The Janet Polmeroy Center. Not only does the Junior League of San Francisco provide much-needed funds to local nonprofits, but also teams of dedicated and trained volunteers and leaders.
Check out Red Carpet Bay Area’s coverage of more Junior League of San Francisco Fashion Shows: 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2009.