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ELEPHANTASIA Benefit Fashion Show Hosted By The Gabby Wild Foundation
May 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$196
On Friday, May 30, 2014, The Gabby Wild Foundation will host Elephantasia, a glamorous safari-themed evening dedicated to the majestic elephants as well as environmental fashion. Elephantasia will be the first-ever fashion show to take place at the Central Park Zoo, which is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The benefit will raise awareness and funds for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s “96 Elephants” campaign, which is named for the number of African elephants killed each day for their ivory.
The Zoo will be transformed into a wildlife safari for a magical night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, eco-fashion and dancing. Celebrity DJ Donna D’Cruz will be spinning as guests mingle around the Sea Lions, learn about the beauty and plight of African Elephants, admire the eco-fashion gallery and savor local fare. The entire event will be sustainably constructed with everything from the run of shows printed on replantable wildflower seed paper to the repurposed runway to organic cotton goody bags.
The highlight of the evening will be the most spectacular and the greenest eco-fashion show to date. The first of its kind, the Elephantasia Fashion Show will bring together designers from as far away as Australia, Israel, the Philippines and Italy, and will celebrate environmentally aware design and manufacturing. From couture-style gowns created from children’s storybooks to Alpaca ready-to-wear, all the designers are passionate about their craft and reducing the footprint on our planet.