‘Art of Fashion’ Patron Party


A Patron Party was held Sept. 5 at Mille Fleurs for The Country Friends’ 58th annual “Art of Fashion” event, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, on the lawn in front of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

All proceeds from the Sept. 19 event benefit 30 local charities, such as the Burn Institute, Rancho Santa Fe Seniors and YWCA’s Becky’s House for victims of domestic abuse. This year’s Art of Fashion event will feature a few new twists: the runway fashion show will start earlier and precede the luncheon, and the Apres Affaire will be bigger than ever with not only wine tasting but a beer garden and live entertainment.

The event starts at 10 a.m. with boutique shopping featuring South Coast Plaza retailers, such as Escada, Jo Malone, TOD’s and Versace.

The shops will remain open until 5 p.m.

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