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September 17, 2009
Sacramento Fashion Week kicks off tonight

Sacramento - including downtown and Old Sac - will host Fashion Week starting tonight and running through Saturday.

The event, put on by Magnum Opus Enterprises and Rambo Productions, will feature local designers - including design students from the International Academy of Design & Technology - plus fashion workshops and showcase events.

Here's the lineup:

  • Tonight:
  • "One Night in Paris" will be held at the Elks Tower Ballroom, 921 11th St. in Sacramento. The event will showcase the collection of Victor Louis from IADT, plus other students (Brittanie Calilan, Elisa Lipnick, Kevin Roux, Melissa Kay, TLa Graves, Jaclyen Chideme and Monica Sanchez). There also will be special performances by opera singers Hilary Richardson and Suzette Ledger and dancers Athena Mackis and Darwin Black. Tickets for this event are $30 general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show is from 7 to 10 p.m. and benefits "Ready 4 Life" foster family agency.
  • Friday:
  • Workshops will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 1207 Front St. in Old Sac. Guest speakers include accessories designer Ada Komorniczak and Chandra Bourne, owner of Cast Images modeling and talent agency. Tickets are $5.
  • Saturday:
  • A showcase event will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., also at 1207 Front St. Featured guests include Veronica Castro, host of the syndicated TV show "Latin Eyes." There will be a clothing drive partnered by Shiseido cosmetics and the Miss Asia Sacramento Pageant. Tickets are $15.

Where to buy tickets and get more info: www.sacramentofashionweek.com and - for the first night only - www.victorlouis.com.

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