Fashion model, author and domestic violence advocate Lea Rannells is hosting a special fundraising red carpet event at Bridgewater's Green Knoll Grill, Saturday, bringing a bevy of models and the latest fashions.
The GKG Fashion Event will be helping to raise money for Rannells' Torn Wings Campaign and the Dream Believe Kids Anti-Bullying and Domestic Abuse Help organizations.
“It’s so important to utilize our gifts and talents to give back and to offer a voice to those who have been silenced by bullying and domestic abuse," Rannells said.
Admission for the event, which will include a red carpet reception and vendor marketplace followed by an amazing runway show at 8:30 p.m. and an evening wrap up with an after party featuring DJ City and Rock the House Entertainment, is $25 for general admission—or $100 for VIP Seating VIP in the front row (plus VIPs will receive a special complimentary gift bag).
I have a few up and coming designers and also some that have showcased at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week," Green Knoll's Justin Carlisi said, adding models from around the world are also participating—"All donating time for a great cause."
Among the designers participating are VH1 reality star Marissa Erskine, showing her "Rissa" line; Jazmin Brown, who showed recently at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week; Sisa by Simone Rodrigues; and debuts from Lactrodectrus and Rare Love.
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Hostess Rannells has been a fashion model for 10 years, working with some of the biggest names in the business. She has been seen on Project Runway Season 4, Jerseylicious, The Today Show, Good Morning America, VH1’s Buzz, Christian Siriano’s Having a Moment, and The Wendy Williams Show.
"We are so grateful for our generous donors and sponsors, which include, The Art of Fashion Productions, Inc., The Green Knoll Grill, Angela Christou, Bridgette O’Brien PR and Events, Master Yu’s Black Belt Institute, Majestic Cleaning Services, and The kids of The Dream Believe Know It Foundation," Rannells said. "We would also like to extend our gratitude to our vendors, models, designers, hair and makeup team, and photographers participating in the event."
Tickets can be purchased online. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event.