The theme of the show will be "Newport Forever," celebrating Newport's 375th anniversary and the city's nautical chic resort style. It will be emceed by Angela Moore, and models will include familiar TV and fashion personalities, as well as Newport celebrities. In addition to showing her own new collection and debuting limited edition Newport Forever jewelry, the show will also feature other well-known designers including Manuel Canovas, Just Madras, Dizzy Lizzie and Jack Rogers. Menswear from nationally recognized designer J. McLaughlin will also be featured in the show.
"This is an exciting new venture for the Preservation Society, and we're so pleased to be working with Angela Moore on it," said Trudy Coxe, CEO and Executive Director of the Preservation Society. "There couldn't be a better setting for a fashion show such as this than Rosecliff, which has hosted some of the most elegant and memorable parties and events in Newport for more than a century."
“I am thrilled about presenting a fun morning of fashions in this beautiful setting and continuing our legacy of fashion show traditions that celebrate Newport’s unique summer style,” said Moore.
The doors of Rosecliff will open at 9 a.m. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails on the terrace of Rosecliff, with majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean, before proceeding to the ballroom for the Fashion Show and Brunch.
Seating is limited. Admission is $90 for Preservation Society members and $95 for non-members, and includes the Fashion Show, Champagne Brunch, a $25 Angela Moore Gift Certificate and an exclusive package ticket to tour another Preservation Society property, The Elms (1901), and take the behind the scenes Servant Life Tour. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 3rd and can be purchased online at www.NewportMansions.org or by phone at 401-847-1000 X140.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history. Its 11 historic properties--seven of them National Historic Landmarks--span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.
Nicole Hawkins, Angela Moore, Inc.
Andrea Carneiro, The Preservation Society of Newport County