On Tuesday, I went to the 2011 Schermerhorn Symphony Spring Fashion Show (that was sponsored in part by Grand Avenue) featuring world famous designer Marchesa. This high-fashion event raises money to support the Nashville Symphony’s commitment to education and community outreach and the Thor Johnson Scholarship Fund. Our sponsorship is all a part of our continuing dedication to supporting Nashville.
The funny thing about this is I don’t know a thing about fashion and had no idea what to expect at an event like this. I was worried that my dress wasn’t good enough or that my toenails weren’t painted the right color. I wondered if my hair wouldn’t look appropriate or that my jewelry wasn’t cool enough or creative enough to go with my dress. I Kind of felt like I would be a big ole tom-boy fish out of water.
But when I arrived I was treated to a wonderful reception by the symphony folks who introduced me around to several wonderful people who were there just like me, to support the symphony and to enjoy a reception, a silent auction and to enjoy a night of elegance. I quickly forgot that my pink toes did not match my red dress and I had a ball.
I got to meet and have my picture taken with Deborah Roberts, who’s a 20/20 correspondent and is also married to Today Show weatherman Al Roker.
I listened as THE Faith Hill sang at the show.
I enjoyed a wonderful dinner where I sat with the most delightful, fun women.
And let me describe for you what it was like to see a real fashion show in person. For a little guidance, I went to the Marchesa website to figure out how they describe themselves and what they do. Marchesa style is defined on their website as “elegant evening wear, inspired by vintage and Asian influences. The beautifully crafted designs fuse high fashion with an eclectic aesthetic.”
Essentially, I was treated to seeing someone’s creative vision come to life. I couldn’t make a dress to save my life. But Marchesa is able to dream and create using shapes, designs, fabric and textures and pull together dresses that actually communicate grace and a sense of playfulness while being utterly captivating.
-Julie AtlasTags: Music City, Nashville