Wednesday, October 7, 2009

4th Annual Front Row Fashion Show with TMCF

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) once again celebrates the spirit of innovation in fashion with a presentation of the collection of established and emerging African and Latino American fashion designers at Front Row, its 4th Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street at 8:00pm in New York City.

Front Row is one of the largest annual fashion shows in New York City dedicated to breakthrough fashion designers and a three-time sold out event. With its growing popularity, Front Row’s red carpet has become the place for fashionistas, celebrities and New York tastemakers to be and be seen making it one of the most anticipated events of the year.

Adding to its popularity is this year’s host, the lively Sherri Shepherd, co-host of ABC’s The View and star of her own sitcom on Lifetime TV titled, Sherri.

Featured designers include: Byron Lars, Russell Simmons Argyle Culture, Kai Milla Designs, Angela Dean for DeanZign, a special new ethnic line from Walmart, Nico & Adrian, Annie S Intimates, Amsale, Montgomery and innovate emerging designers, Magnami Style & Company and Ellie Owen.

Front Row also pays tribute to trailblazers in the fashion industry with its Fashion Icon Award, saluting individuals who have influenced style and fashion and embody the spirit of leadership and commitment to their craft to their craft. The 2009 honorees are Supermodel Naomi Campbell; Celebrity Makeup Artist & Author Sam Fine; Emmy Award Winning Hairstylist Andre Walker and Fashion Institute of Technology President, Dr. Joyce F. Brown. The 2009 Avante Garde Award will be presented posthumously to the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.

The Front Row Fashion Show provides a unique venue for some of the nation’s leading fashion designers and emerging talents to showcase their creativity while giving the event’s attendees a rare opportunity to celebrate honorees’ contributions to the world of style, fashion and industry leadership,” said Dwayne Ashley, President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc. “This event is also certainly about honoring individuals who embody leadership, commitment and service in their respective professions and in doing so, opened doors of opportunity to young people, which is at the heart of the TMCF’s mission.”

The 4th Annual Front Row Fashion Show is sponsored by: Mercedes Benz, Moet & Chandon and Miller Coors. Tickets for this event are available at
TMCF Online

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