Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2016

Please check back for our 2017 Schedule of Events

2016 Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 2

Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Monique Lhuillier
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m. Fashion Show and Live Auction

In our fifth year of collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Week El Paseo™ presents the sophistication and elegance of internationally recognized designer Monique Lhuillier. Defying the conventions of day versus evening dressing, her luxurious collections demonstrate femininity, allure and glamour. Her innate sense of style is displayed in her fashion collections and luxuriously-constructed accessories.

Sunday, April 3

Le Chien
Benefiting the Humane Society of the Desert
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. Fashion Show and Live Auction

Cocktails, a silent auction, music and entertainment precede a canine fashion show in this annual benefit for the Humane Society of the Desert. A delightful fashion show with 2 and 4 legged models in current and creative contemporary fashion will culminate with a live auction. If you are a dog lover, you will not want to miss this event!

Monday, April 4

El Paseo Rocks
Benefiting the Girlfriend Factor
7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

The Girlfriend factor, a local nonprofit organization providing education grants to women, invites you to attend their annual little black dress cocktail reception. An entertaining and visually exciting fashion show will follow with fashions curated from 10 stores on El Paseo featuring fashions that represent the many aspects of our desert lifestyle with the latest trends and fashion for Spring 2016.

Tuesday, April 5

Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway
10:30 a.m. Meet and greet with Michael Costello and your favorite Project Runway Designers

Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway
7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

Michael Costello and more than 10 other Project Runway stars will showcase their Spring/Summer 2016 collections highlighting their versatility of talents. Each of the designers will present a collection created specifically for Fashion Week El Paseo in a show that will illustrate their growth as designers since their appearances on Project Runway.

Wednesday, April 6

Stars of Project Runway
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Trunk Show: Project Runway Designers

Work face to face with the Project Runway designers as they present collections for you to purchase during this extraordinary trunk show.

A Night of Diamonds and Grayse
Benefiting Desert Cancer Foundation
7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

Celebrate the fashions that define today's California lifestyle. See the latest creations from Grayse by Kelly and Marie Gray, with sparkling jewels by Ryan Ryan for The Jewelry Bar.

Thursday, April 7

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising 2016 Couture Debut Show
7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising presents their hand-picked Debut graduating class of 2016 with a premier presentation of their couture collections. Each of the designers will show 10 looks that demonstrate their skills, aesthetics, and talents as leading edge designers ready to take on the fashion world.

Friday, April 8

International Designer Zandra Rhodes
7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

Dressing international celebrities and royalty for over 5 decades, international fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes brings her fashions to El Paseo.

Saturday, April 9

Zandra Rhodes Pop Up Fashion Trunk Show
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend. 2nd Level of The Gardens on El Paseo

Visit Zandra’s Pop Up store for a personal consultation with the designer as she presents her collections.

Fashion Week Finale Presents: Marc Bouwer
7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

South African born and now New York’s superstar designer, Marc Bouwer, will highlight his latest collection on the runway of the Big White Tent. As reviewed by Women’s Wear Daily: "Marc Bouwer’s fall collection was an ode to the silver screen sirens of yesteryear - think Veronica Lake melt-in-your-mouth silk satin columns - which bodes well for the sexy starlets of today who adore Monsieur Marc so much."