Saturday, March 05, 2011

Malan Breton's Designs Featured in "Beauty is Skin Deep" Fashion Show

BPR Field Reporter, Rie Sadler was at the event last night and sends us this report - thanks Rie!

The 2nd annual "Beauty is Skin Deep" fashion show presented by Miss Sinergy was held at the La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2011, to benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation. The show featured several pieces from a number of different designers, including Malan Breton, Stephen Mikhail, Maggie Norris, Timo Weiland, and DarBeDar by Tala Raassi.

Everything from swimwear to couture was shown. Will Thomas, weekend news anchor for Fox 5 in Washington, was the Master of Ceremonies, and special guests included Carson Kressley from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and "How to Look Good Naked", Cat Ommaney from "Real Housewives of Washington DC", and Lucy Sykes Rellie, former fashion director at Marie Claire Magazine. Socialite Alexa Winner was the official stylist of the event. Kari Erskine, wife of Washington Capital's defenseman John Erskine, was a featured model.

Malan showed several selections from both his men's and women's lines, including the alligator print kimono he featured during his Fall 2011 show just a few weeks ago in New York.

The Skin Cancer Foundation was founded in 1979 and has set the standard for educating the public as well as the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels. Many designers who donated their time, including Malan, have had loved ones who have suffered the effects of skin cancer.