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Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Junior Council and Neiman Marcus announce “Fash Bash®” 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

(Detroit)—Founders Junior Council (FJC), a young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), announced today that their signature fundraiser, Fash Bash®, will be returning this summer. Fash Bash® is presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus, and will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the DIA. Proceeds will help the museum continue to provide the community with imaginative, high-quality programs and exhibitions.

Fash Bash® will again take place at the museum following the success of last year’s record-breaking fundraising event. Guests will celebrate a sense of Detroit city chic on the steps of the DIA and be treated to a one-of-a-kind evening of fashion, food, and fun. The evening will include a Neiman Marcus signature “Art of Fashion” show in the DIA’s magnificent Great Hall and a pre- and post-fashion show cocktail party celebrating summer nights and city lights. Additional details will be forthcoming.

Tickets will be available at four levels: “HAUTE COUTURE,” limited to 50 couples at $1,000 per couple, includes priority reserved seating in the front row for the fashion show, along with an invitation to attend a pre-party on June 13, 2012 featuring special guest, Christian Siriano, winner of Project Runway; “COUTURE CROWD,” limited to 100 couples at $500 per couple, includes priority reserved seating in the second and third rows for the fashion show; “PRÊT-À-PORTER,” limited to 200 individuals at $175 per ticket, includes general seating at the fashion show; and “FASHIONABLY LATE,” at $75 per ticket provides access to the post-fashion show “Paparazzi Party After Glow.”

Fash Bash® chairpersons are Lindsay Cotton, Nicole Eisenberg, Beth Fisher, and Lauren Rakolta.

About Fash Bash
Beginning in 1970, the FJC and the DIA presented Fash Bash® as an annual fundraiser for the museum. It quickly became one of Detroit’s most popular and successful fundraisers, drawing a much sought after “who’s who” crowd from metro Detroit to enjoy an evening of fashion.

About FJC
For more than three decades, FJC has been committed to inspiring new generations of art lovers to show their support for the DIA, one of North America's leading art museums. By bringing together young professionals with a shared interest in promoting the arts, FJC has been credited with hosting some of Detroit’s premier social events while encouraging lifelong participation with the museum. For more information on FJC, please visit


The Detroit Institute of Arts, located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, is one of the premier art museums in the United States and home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932-33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

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