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Fashion and art mash-up puts a wild, new spin on colorful, animated catwalk presentations

Fashion and art mash-up puts wild, new spin on catwalk presentations

16 Frame Dancers Jacquelyne Jay Boe, left, and Danielle Gonzaba at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Frame Dancers Jacquelyne Jay Boe, left, and Danielle Gonzaba. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
07 Duyen Huynh, from left, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Kate Allen Stukenberg at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Chairs Duyen Huynh, from left, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Kate Allen Stukenberg. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
14 Mad’moiselle MoNi, left, and Mandy Kao at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Mad’moiselle MoNi, left, and Mandy Kao. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
12 Sorcha Landau, from left, Kellye Sanford and Allison Hunter at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Sorcha Landau, from left, Kellye Sanford and Allison Hunter. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
11 Jason Fuller, from left, Frida Dillenbeck and Kelly Gartner at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Jason Fuller, from left, Frida Dillenbeck and Kelly Gartner. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
10 Norman Ewart and Erin McCarthy at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Norman Ewart and Erin McCarthy. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
13 Daniel Turner, from left, Kate Allen Stukenberg, Jay Landa, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Tim Moloney at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Daniel Turner, from left, Kate Allen Stukenberg, Jay Landa, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Tim Moloney. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
09 Paul and Sarah Beth Seifert, from left, with Rachel Cook at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Paul and Sarah Beth Seifert, left, with Rachel Cook. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
08 Viet Hoang and Issa Chou at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Viet Hoang and Issa Chou. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
06 Susan Claffy, left, and Susan Taylor at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Susan Claffy, left, and Susan Taylor. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
05 Martin and Jennifer Barajas at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Martin and Jennifer Barajas. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
04 Rebecca and Robert LeBlanc at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Rebecca and Robert LeBlanc. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
03 Penelope and Lester Marks at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Penelope and Lester Marks. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
02 Rene Garza, left, and Allen Tran at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Rene Garza, left, and Allen Tran. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
01 Casey Miles and Dr. Chad Seabold at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
Casey Miles and Dr. Chad Seabold. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
16 Frame Dancers Jacquelyne Jay Boe, left, and Danielle Gonzaba at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
07 Duyen Huynh, from left, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Kate Allen Stukenberg at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
14 Mad’moiselle MoNi, left, and Mandy Kao at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
12 Sorcha Landau, from left, Kellye Sanford and Allison Hunter at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
11 Jason Fuller, from left, Frida Dillenbeck and Kelly Gartner at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
10 Norman Ewart and Erin McCarthy at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
13 Daniel Turner, from left, Kate Allen Stukenberg, Jay Landa, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Tim Moloney at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
09 Paul and Sarah Beth Seifert, from left, with Rachel Cook at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
08 Viet Hoang and Issa Chou at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
06 Susan Claffy, left, and Susan Taylor at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
05 Martin and Jennifer Barajas at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
04 Rebecca and Robert LeBlanc at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
03 Penelope and Lester Marks at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
02 Rene Garza, left, and Allen Tran at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014
01 Casey Miles and Dr. Chad Seabold at the DiverseWorks Fashion Fete November 2014

DiverseWorks is known and well-appreciated for its twist on traditional fundraising and the non-profit raised the bar once again with its second annual "Fashion Fete," a dance-, art- and fashion-filled night held at the alternative art space's headquarters in Midtown.

Chairs Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Duyen Huynh, Kate Allen Stukenberg and Gail Rubin orchestrated what one supporter described as "a multi-disclipinary mash-up."

While there was beaucoup schmoozing between DiverseWorks supporters, who seem to have a penchant for rock star or fantasy dressing themselves, highlight of the bash was the runway presentation. No ordinary fashion show, mind you.

Page Parkes models swept the catwalk in the latest men's and women's fashions from Sloan/Hall, Leap, Laboratoria and Settlement Goods & Design. The fashion fest was interspersed with dance interludes choreographed by Lydia Hance with music arranged by Mark Hirsch. Frame Dancers Jacquelyne Jay Boe, Danielle Gonzaba, and Alex Soares transformed the space into a magical setting. Covering a variety of artistic disciplines the set was designed by Daniel Adame and live animations created by Seth Mittag.

The party crowd included Tim Moloney, Sara Beth and Paul Seifert, Jay Landa, Frida Dillenbeck, Jason Fuller, Mandy Kao, Norman Ewert and Erin McCarthy.

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