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Mark your calendar April 4 for the inaugural Four Seasons of Fashion, an event to support the St. Louis Symphony’s community and music education programs at Powell Hall. The runway presentation features classic couture from Versace, Christian Dior, YSL and more curated by the ‘King of Vintage’ Cameron Silver, founder of L.A. vintage boutique Decades. The runway show will be accompanied by a chamber performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons led by concertmaster David Halen. To purchase tickets, call 314.286.4153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back by popular demand is one of our city’s favorite New York designers, Carmen Marc Valvo. The Runway Lights Fashion Show features his spring and summer 2016 collection April 9 at Union Station. This American designer is well-known for his eveningwear and high-end cocktail dresses worn by many celebrities and royalty. Proceeds benefit the services and programs of Variety, The Children’s Charity of St. Louis. For ticket information, call 314.720.7718 or visit varietystl.org.
Real Men Have Style, a one-of-a-kind men’s fashion event, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 12 at Ballpark Village. The evening’s highlights include a special design challenge featuring St. Louis-based designers re-imagining Cardinals and Blues jerseys, as well as a Cardinals player makeover. Saks Fifth Avenue presents informal modeling from its men’s collections. Of course, wine, beer and ‘deconstructed hot dogs’ are on the menu. Tickets are $25, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. To purchase tickets, visit ticketfly.com.
Ever wanted a customized men’s suit from a real British haberdasher? If so, you’re in luck! You can make a custom suiting appointment with Tony Lutwyche, a bespoke tailor from London. He will be in store at Saks April 7 through 12 with a variety of fabric options for made-to-measure trade. For more information, call 314.567.9200 ext. 5243.
Edward Wilkerson, fashion director of Lafayette 148, presents and shares his inspiration on the spring 2016 collection April 14 at Neiman Marcus. After the show, guests can get shopping advice directly from Wilkerson. Reservations required. To RSVP, call 314.994.5038 or email email@example.com.