A one of a kind fabulous fund raising fashion show featuring vintage and timeless style through the decades.
The third annual Vintage Vogue Runway for Research
Vintage Vogue Runway for Research took place at Wellesley College Alumnae Hall on Sunday, September 15th. The warm late summer evening began much to everyone’s delight with an over-the top Mix & Mingle in the grand ballroom of the historical Hall. Fifteen chefs and eateries served up all kinds of delectable treats, tasty bites, and sips. Sharing in the spirit of Vintage Vogue, many of our guests wore their own vintage apparel and enjoyed mingling with our Vintage Vogue models.
Following the Mix & Mingle, we moved upstairs to the theater for the stage program, which began with welcoming remarks from Wellesley Dean of Academic Affairs, Ann Velenchik, and Dr. Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College. We then showed a film clip from “Living” by Zygote Digital Films, which profiles four women with metastatic breast cancer including Carol’s Corner and Vintage Vogue founder, Carol Chaoui. The clip led into a panel discussion with doctors and MBC patients moderated by Lisa Mullins, of WBUR, which focused on understanding the progression of metastatic breast cancer, the most recent developments in treatment, and the perspectives of doctors and patients.
The evening culminated with a rocking fashion show featuring fabulous music and clothes from the 1900s to the 1980s emceed once again by breast cancer survivor and Regis College VP of Marketing and Communications, Kelley Tuthill. Many of our models are MBC patients and some walked the runway with their children. We also had some models who are health care providers from Dana-Farber and a few local TV anchors and reporters who generously gave of their time to be Vintage Vogue models.
This year, we also added both a silent and live auction to our fundraising efforts with many special items donated by our supporters. We are pleased to report that $80,000.00 was raised for MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and we will be making an additional donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Many thanks to our guests and many volunteers who made Vintage Vogue 2019 a success and a night to remember!