The Second Annual Make-a-Wish Fashion Show

ICYMI, Kleinfeld and the Women’s Council of the New York Metro Make-a-Wish Foundation held a very special fundraiser this past February. Working together with a magical team of volunteers, we hosted a fun-filled fashion show to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation—and it couldn’t have been more of a success. Read on to see how the special evening came together, including raising over $131,000 for charity!

Guests started to arrive to our main lobby just in time for cocktails and light bites provided by Certé Catering. Then, guests could choose to get their photo taken in the photobooth (provided by InHouse Design), sign up for raffles, and participate in a silent auction.

Meanwhile, backstage was heating up! Along with volunteer models, Make-a-Wish kids each got their own private dressing room to get dressed in either their Kleinfeld wedding dress or Kleinfeld Bridal Party bridesmaid or flower girl dress. Samantha Agostino, Damali Bridal and Gina Marie Luxury Hair provided hair and makeup to all those walking the runway.

Designer Hayley Paige came backstage to greet every Make-a-Wish kid while others were getting ready for their runway debut.

Dresses pictured: Tony Ward GLOWS, Pnina Tornai 4826, Tony Ward ANDREA, Demetrios for Kleinfeld 5101

Dresses pictured: Maison Signore PANDORA, Michele Roth VELVET, Kleinfeld Bridal Party KL-200224

Just before the show started, Wish Kids Annabel and Abbigal and Reilly and Quinn showed off their looks for the camera.

Dresses pictured: Le Petite by Hayley Paige, Kleinfeld Bridal Party

On the other side of the curtain, guests eagerly waited to see the newest in bridal and wedding party trends. Host Randy Fenoli welcomed the crowd and announced each model as she walked the runway. Randy, with the help of Make-a-Wish Metro NY staff also closed out the 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, over $131,000 total was raised!


Special thanks:
CERTE catering
New York Metro Women’s Council
State Model Management
Decorum Models
Gina Marie Luxury Hair
Samantha Agostino Makeup
Photo Credit: Jamie Levine Photography
Want to learn more about the Make-a-Wish Foundation? Click here.


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