On Saturday, July 21, 6:30-11 p.m., LeMay – America’s Car Museum (2702 E. D St., Tacoma) will host its annual “Couture and Cars Fashion Show.” The event will showcase six couture designers from the Northwest region. The evening of fine machinery and high fashion merges a love of fashion and cars to bring you this unique runway experience.
The event doors will open at 6:30 p.m., there will be a DJ, designer booths and red-carpet photos available before the show. The seating for the show will begin at 7 p.m. and the fashion show will start at 7:10 p.m. sharp. After the show, there will be an after party at the museum.
Venturini is the Bainbridge Island-based label of Maria “Chany” Venturini. Venturini designs custom couture and finely tailored garments for her clientele. The environment is important to her and while her work embodies glamour and luxury, her pieces are 80 percent reclaimed material. She believes that fashion is more than what you wear, it is how you wear it.
Dawnamatrix is a latex fashion designer specializing in bespoke (made to order) handcrafted latex fashion and rubber couture. Dawnamatrix has been producing unique, handcrafted latex couture for the past six years, and has recently relocated from Boston to Seattle. Dawnamatrix garments have been worn by celebrities and performers such as Sharon Stone, Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner, Pink, Bjork and Beyonce, and have been published in Vogue, Interview, L’Officiel magazines, and Covergirl ad campaigns. Our designs are informed by traditional garment construction using modern technologies and rendered in glossy materials. Dawnamatrix merges fine art with high style as a vision for the future of fashion.
Designs by THOR –
The House of Rose
The House of Rose (THOR) is best known for creating exquisite full suits and jackets for the man or woman who wants to stand out. Unparalleled in fine accents and customization, each bespoke design by THOR ensemble is perfected for optimum client fit and individual style with no two suits or jackets alike.
Swimwear Heidi Fish
Heidi Fish can design a new swimsuit for you or copy an oldie that you love. You will be able to order limited runs, designer samples and very unique one of a kinds.
Custom fittings are available by appointment only.
Lisa Marie is a fashion designer specializing in evening and bridal couture. Her signature style is an embodiment of her belief that fashion is a transformative art, and a deeply personal experience.
Bridal fashion designer Sovannary En believes that the most beautiful design comes from self-awareness. Her love of couture stemmed from her childhood experiences while assisting her mother with sewing projects where she was introduced to the magic of couture sewing techniques and Luneville embroidery beading technique. She takes luxury to the climax and her designs for women that are both dreamlike and elegant.
6:30 p.m. Event doors open and pre-show red carpet photos
7 p.m. Start seating for the show
7:10 p.m. Fashion show
9:30 p.m. After party at the LeMay Museum
11 p.m. Event ends
$65 VIP + museum entrance (includes front row seat, free drink ticket and prepaid parking $5 value)
$55 VIP (front row seating, free drink ticket and prepaid parking $5 value)
$45 second and third row + museum entrance (includes prepaid parking $5 value)
$35 second and third row (includes prepaid parking $5 value)