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A Fashion Affair

A Fashion Affair

A Vintage Affair is proud to present a new event!  A Fashion Affair—“Vintage Halston Meets Vintage Wines” will be held on January 26 in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin.

A Vintage Affair is an organization whose mission is to provide a significant financial contribution to a nonprofit organization whose services benefit the community at large.

To date, A Vintage Affair has contributed over four hundred thousand dollars to worthy organizations in Williamson County.  Past beneficiaries include Mercy Children’s Clinic, The 100 Club of Franklin, BRIDGES, The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center, the Williamson County Library Foundation, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center.

The success of this great organization has allowed for three beneficiaries for 2008:  the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center, Williamson County Youth, Inc., and the Williamson County Library Foundation.

Continuing in the tradition of expanding its opportunities to raise money for deserving charities, A Vintage Affair has added their new event on January 26:  A Fashion Affair—“Vintage Halston Meets Vintage Wines.”
A Fashion Affair begins with a leisurely cocktail reception and moves into a fantastic runway show.  Featured in the runway show is the famous Halston collection of vintage gowns and garments.  Lipscomb University has generously provided the collection for this event, and this will be a wonderful opportunity for Middle Tennessee to see the bulk of the collection on the runway. 

The American fashion designer Halston, whose clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, and Princess Grace, changed the fashion industry with his minimalist style.  He is particularly noted for the pillbox hat that Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration, and for creating the fabric “Ultrasuede” that inspired his Ultrasuede shirtdress, which became one of the most popular dresses of the seventies.  

The Halston collection was donated to Lipscomb University’s fashion merchandising department by president and CEO of the Borghese Co. of New York, Georgette Mosbacher, who has family ties to Nashville.  Both Borghese Co. of New York and New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology worked together to contribute the Halston collection to Lipscomb University.  The fashion merchandising department uses this collection to teach their fashion design students how fine fashions are conceived, designed on paper, presented as finished products on the runway, and brought to market.   

A Fashion Affair—“Vintage Halston Meets Vintage Wines” begins with the cocktail reception at 6:30pm and the runway show will commence at 8:00pm.  Reservations are $100 per person, and may be purchased online before January 23.  Dress is cocktail attire.

A Fashion Affair is made possible through the generous support of Ward-Potts Jewelers, Nashville Lifestyles, Shi by Journey, Lipscomb University, Sperry’s Restaurant, Mallory Lane Wine & Spirits, VIP magazine, ELH Corporation, Rodney Mitchell Salons, and The Premiere Event.  Models provided by Wilhelmina Dan Agency. 

For more information about A Fashion Affair, or to make your reservations, please visit the website at