To top off New York Fashion Week, celebrity stylist Derek Warburton and Bottomless Closet present “Real Fashion. Real Women,” a runway show that merges prominent fashion designers and “real” women (sizes ranging from 4 to 12).
|Photo courtesy of New York Daily News
This show proves that fashion designers create ensembles with both glamor and their consumers in mind. Fashion designers include Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson, Rachel Comey, Ivana Helsinki, and more.
A Little Bit of History
Derek Warburton has a four-year working relationship with Bottomless Closet. His workshop, “How to Be Derek Fabulous” empowers underprivileged and homeless women with the skills and confidence to nail job interviews. When Warburton was 14 years old, he and his mother were homeless for eight months. Because of his experiences, Warburton’s mission is to help women in similar situations.
What is Bottomless Closet?
Bottomless Closet is a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged New York women get back on their feet by providing interview-appropriate attire at no charge to the recipient. The organization works to help women who are facing difficulty, whether homelessness, abuse, or job loss.
For more stories about these real women, read the full article from New York Daily News.
The show takes place tonight (February 16, 2012) at the Empire Hotel (NYC) at 8 p.m.