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DIA exterior at night
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Detroit Institute of Arts and Saks Fifth Avenue Present Fash Bash 2010 Fundraiser celebrates museum’s 125th anniversary and grand opening of Saks’ Contemporary Collections Floor at Somerset

Thursday, July 29, 2010


July 29, 2010 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) auxiliary Founders Junior Council (FJC) and Saks Fifth Avenue present Fash Bash 2010 on Thursday, August 26, at 6 p.m. at the Saks Fifth Avenue Somerset Collection store in Troy. Proceeds will benefit the DIA.

The event is part of the DIA’s 125th anniversary celebration and marks the opening of Saks’ new Contemporary Collections Floor. Contemporary fashion designer Robert Rodriguez will make an appearance and his collection will be part of a full production runway fashion show featuring the hottest looks from Saks Fifth Avenue’s contemporary collections.

In addition to the fashion show, guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a strolling supper, and a performance by Detroit vocalist Stephanie K.

“We are excited to be on board for this project,” said Nicole Wagner, DIA Founders Junior Council president. “Founders Junior Council is looking forward to supporting the DIA’s 125th anniversary with this fashionable fundraising event. We know it will be a great night!”

Kim Nye, vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy added, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to launch our completely new Contemporary Collections Floor with our long-time partners at the DIA. “Fash Bash will be a night to remember for fashion lovers and style makers throughout the city.”

Tickets are $125, and include a 15% discount shopping coupon valid through the weekend, and a $25 Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card. Five percent of the sales from the Contemporary and WEAR Collections will benefit the DIA. For tickets call 313.833.4025, or email or

Fash Bash sponsors are FOX2 Detroit, HOUR Media, Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market & Catering, Prop Art Studio Renee Godin Agency, Special Events Rental and The Somerset Collection, with additional support from Lorio-Ross Steeling Entertainment, the SFA Salon & Spa, and Trish McEvoy Cosmetics.

Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899