Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Dos Rios Fabric Stores, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Debi Lou Productions and our master of ceremonies Eddie Flores, Channel 4 News Anchor, for this year’s Project Runway RGV. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Valencia Event Center in McAllen. Project Runway RGV will showcase the creativity of seven local designers who will come together in a friendly competition of talent and fashion. Each designer is tasked to create a unique dress that could be worn to a red carpet event, and will be judged on the Most Original Design, Best Drawing to Design, Best Quality of Construction, Best in Show and People’s Choice awards. The highlight of the event will be a live auction of the dresses to raise money for cancer research.
A team of makeup artists and hairstylists has come together to form the official Project Runway 2016 Creative Team. “We are so excited this year to include this team of very talented artists. They will not only help to style our “Day of Honor” recipients, but will also create a “look” to complete the vision of our designers’ creations by styling our celebrity models,” said McAllen Chamber of Commerce VP of Special Projects Gerry Garcia. “Also joining them to complete our creative team is our Production Director Mario Arredondo and Photographers Gerardo Garmendia, Oscar Salgado and Juan Macias, as well as Project Videographer Josh Moroles.”
The event includes a wine & hors d’oeuvres reception sponsored by Santa Fe Steakhouse, Cornerstone Catering and L&F Distributors, keepsake photos by RGV Selfies, and a fashion show with our “Day of Honor” recipients with fashions provided by Macy’s, and a fashion show with Debi Lou Models with fashions provided by Dillard’s and Macy’s. VIP ticket holders will also receive a swag bag with special goodies, preferred seating along the fashion runway, and early entrance to the reception.
Event proceeds will benefit cancer research for cancers that effect women and the Chamber’s programs that foster and promote entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. This year’s sponsors include Dos Rios Fabrics, Valencia Event Center, All Occasions Party Rental, The Dry Room, Santa Fe Steakhouse, The Lunchbox, Cornerstone Catering, Debi Lou Productions, Gerardo Garmendia Photography, MVMT Investments, Atlas Electric Air Conditioning & Plumbing, The Monitor, Clark Chevrolet, All Valley Limousine, JPO Enterprises, Event Designs by Sandra Tutka and RGV Selfies. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $40. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871.