The Country Friends 57th Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show to be held Sept. 20 at The Inn


Tickets are now available online for The Country Friends’ 57th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show, the largest fundraiser for the nonprofit volunteer organization that has funded human care agencies throughout San Diego County since 1954. Art of Fashion will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in partnership with South Coast Plaza. All event proceeds benefit more than 20 designated charities throughout San Diego County.

The 57th Annual Art of Fashion schedule of events is as follows:

10:30 a.m. – Event begins.

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Boutique shopping from South Coast Plaza retailers.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Luncheon on the lawn prepared by Executive Chef Todd Allison.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Runway Show begins promptly.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Apres Affaire Wine Tasting hosted by Falkner Winery, Lemon Twist and Allure Chocolates.

The Runway Show will feature the fall/winter collections of: Brunello Cucinelli, Canali, Donna Karan, Escada, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, MaxMara, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.

Throughout the day, the boutiques of South Coast Plaza will offer the latest trends in clothing, handbags, jewelry, eyewear and other accessories.

Valet parking will be available at the event entrance. Parking and shuttle service also provided at the Village Community Presbyterian Church (located on Paseo Delicias), and First Church of Christ Scientist (located on La Flecha). Tickets begin at $225 for the fashion show and lunch, or $125 for the fashion show only. Guests can purchase tickets online at or by calling (858) 756-1192 ext. 4.