NASHVILLE, TN: The 7th Annual Elegant Ladies Fashion Show takes place on Saturday, April 13th, at Rocketown, with a fashion tribute to Aretha Franklin. Our fashion show places a special emphasis on regional ‘cut and sew’ designers, a diverse model selection, and certified beauty professionals providing their services. The Elegant Ladies Foundation is the only African-American women’s organization that celebrates the creative community in such a fashionable way and presents one of the most dynamic fashion shows in the city.
In its seven years of production, the Elegant Ladies Foundation fashion show donates a portion of the proceeds to support three Metro-Nashville school students as they transition to college. The foundation president and head designer, Krista C. Davis notes, “We started this show as a gift to the fashion community and a way to support our foundation goal. Every year we strive to give three students at least $1000 to start their collegiate journey.”
This year’s tribute adds the music and social conciseness of Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin is remembered by her amazing voice, exquisite style, and philanthropic heart. She was known to donate her time and finances to organizations across the country including the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP. More than 300 Guests will be greeted with a pink carpet, VIP reception, and seven designers who are asked to create designs inspired by Aretha Franklin’s music and style: Immortalink, Saint Ondres, Thimble & Threads, Leah Langley Bridal, Couture AP, Shamirra Clark and KrisTa Kollection with a special kid’s presentation called Naomi Grace. The committee is so excited to bring the unique designs to the runway for Nashville’s fashion community.