It’s Missouri Style Week, so be sure to attend the closing events taking place at Westport Plaza this Friday and Saturday! With all the glitz and glamour that you can expect from Style Week, the three-day event kicks off on Wednesday evening in Columbia, Missouri. Then, the festivities will move to St. Louis’s magnificent Westport Plaza for fashion extravaganzas on both Friday, Aug. 28th and Saturday, Aug. 29th. The closing night will feature celebrity guest, Emmy Award-nominated costume designer Rita McGhee, who dresses the cast on the Fox hit series, “Empire.” She will also serve as a judge at the event’s first ever $10,000 Design Challenge, sponsored by Bates & Associates Architects, an award-winning Missouri design firm.
Co-founders Kristy Lee and Cillah Hall began this event to give Missouri designers a broader opportunity to showcase their designs across the state. The goal is to reach the masses, while supporting Missouri designers and providing opportunities for the public to share in a high-end fashion experience.
Celebrity designers include Eddie Guerrero of Venezuela and Puerto Rico: a world class, innovative fashion designer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music, design and fashion industry. “We will have several international and celebrity designers who are mentors and inspirations to the emerging and local designers who work alongside them,” Hall said. “It’s an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone.”
Missouri Style Week is produced by the “Gazelle STL” and “Gazelle West” magazines team. For more information, visit www.gazellestl.com. Missouri Style Week tickets are $50 for VIP front row seating; $37.50 for VIP second row seating. General admission is free. For tickets, schedule lineups and more information, simply visit missouristyleweek.com.