How Kleinfeld Threw the Most Fun Fashion Show & Granted Wishes for Children


ICYMI, Kleinfeld and the Women’s Council of the New York Metro Make-a-Wish Foundation did something BIG last week. Working together with a team of over 60 volunteers, we hosted an extra special event to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation—a huge benefit fashion show! Read on to see how the magical evening came together, complete with a 37-model fashion show, silent auctions and raffles, and over $100,000 raised for charity!

Make a Wish Fashion Show at Kleinfeld Bridal—Photo Credit Jamie LevineMake a Wish Fashion Show at Kleinfeld Bridal—Photo Credit Jamie Levine

Before the night began, Kleinfeld was completely overhauled by our Visual & Creative Team into a starry-night themed space. Guests arrived at Kleinfeld for cocktails and light bites providing by Certé Catering as well as a chance to get their photo taken, sign up for raffles and a silent auction.

Make a Wish Fashion Show at Kleinfeld Bridal—Photo Credit Jamie Levine

Make a Wish Fashion Show at Kleinfeld Bridal—Photo Credit Jamie LevineMake a Wish Fashion Show at Kleinfeld Bridal—Photo Credit Jamie Levine

Meanwhile, things were already heating up backstage! Little did guests know, but our Make-a-Wish Fashion show not only included over 30 volunteer models, but 6 Wish Kids headlining the show—all outfitted in Kleinfeld bridal gowns and Kleinfeld Bridal Party dresses!

Make a Wish Fashion Show at Kleinfeld Bridal—Photo Credit Jamie Levine 

Pictured above: floral bridal gown, sequined gown

Models and Wish Kids got their hair and makeup done, got dressed in their look of the night, and chatted with our special host, photographer and star of America’s Next Top Model, Nigel Barker.

Pictured above: v-neck bridal gown, floral bridal gown

After the raffles and auctions closed, guests made their way to our main salon and found their seats as the show was about to begin. Kleinfeld Director of PR & Marketing, Jennette Kruszka, welcomed guests. Finally, Nigel took the stage just in time for the show to start.

omens Council—Kleinfeld Fashion Show and Fundraiser

Our models included 30 volunteers as well as 6 Wish Kids and Nigel Barker’s wife and daughter! Broken up into 6 Make-a-Wish themes including “Dream Destination”, Dreams Come True” and “Holiday Wishes”, models strutted the runway in Kleinfeld’s newest bridal and bridal party looks.

Pictured Above: Short lace dress, long beaded gown, sequin and satin gown

Pictured above: floral bridal gown, grey sequined gown, glitter jumpsuit

Pictured above: Floral gown, ruched bodice gown, sparkly grey bridal gown

Pictured above: floral gown

Nigel closed out our Fashion Show with a chance for guests to donate even more money and time towards granting wishes for special children around the company, and just like that, another $20,000 was raised!

Special thanks:

CERTE catering

Nigel Barker & Family

Kleinfeld Visual & Marketing Team

New York Metro Women’s Council

State Model Management

Decorum Models

Wish Kids: Anna, Mischka, Marlee, Shannon, Aleyah, Angela

Jamie Levine Photography

Want to learn more about the Make-a-Wish Foundation? Click here.
Loving these formal looks? Head on over to Kleinfeld Bridal Party for more!

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