St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) hosted its 37th “Haute with Heart Fashion Show” on Aug. 16 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This year’s event, titled “Fashion on Pointe” was a ballet-themed fashion show inspired by SMSC student John Agostini’s painting “Ballerina,” which was available for viewing at the event. The event also featured St. Madeleine students’ performance of “Grease” and modeling from the SMSC Triton Swim Team.
Sally B. Thornton, writer and philanthropist, returned as this year’s Honorary Chair. Distinguished honorees included Barbara J. Menard and The Menard Family Foundation. Additionally, Leonard G. Simpson, TV personality and creator of the internationally-known company Fashion Forward, produced the fashion show, which also featured professional models and community leaders dressed in the latest fashions on the runway.
Proceeds raised at this event directly benefit more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, attending SMSC.
For more information, www.stmsc.org. Photos by Vincent Andrunas.