Country Friends’ 56th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show

Front: Joani Wafer, Carol Bader, Eve Blackwood, Lisa Sullivan. Back: Iris Eckstein, Jacqueline Love, Maggie Bobileff, Judy Ferrero, Cindy Furlong, Lisa Alvarez

The Country Friends’ 56th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show was held Sept. 22 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Country Friends once again partnered with South Coast Plaza to bring the luncheon, fashion show, boutique shopping and wine tasting to Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding communities.

This year’s event honored the late Luba Johnston, as well as Priscilla Webb, longtime members of The Country Friends, for their commitment to community. Proceeds from The Art of Fashion benefit 28 charities, including Rady Children’s Heart Institute, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Promises2Kids, and the Burn Institute, to name a few.

The Art of Fashion Runway Show is the largest fundraiser for The Country Friends, the non-profit volunteer organization that has funded human care agencies throughout San Diego County for more than 50 years.


  1. Photos: Jon Clark