Snap 2020: a transformational night of music and fashion
Just a couple of days before International Women’s Day, I’ve had a pleasure to attend a transformational night of music and fashion in the historic Fairmont Palliser.
SNAP 2020 was held in support of Dress for Success Calgary, a branch of an international not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
With support of musicians and fashion designers, the event was produced by PARK with all proceeds going to Dress for Success Calgary.
It all started with a dinner in the Hawthorn Room, which was accompanied by musical performances. With a glass of Moët and delicious hors d’oeuvres, the guests silently bid on the items they loved.
To the tunes of the Calgary-native Mariel Buckley, we watched gorgeous models from Mode Models walk the steps for standing room fashion presentations. Flashes firing. Cellphones recording. Room buzzing with laughter and chatter.
As the evening unfolds, everyone is invited to join the host Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (MBF) in the Crystal Ballroom for the official program. After a few toasts and sincere thank you from Richardson GMP Calgary and Dress for Success, the guests enjoy the musical performances by a Winnipeg-based Canadian folk and country singer-songwriter, William Prince, and a touring troubadour from Calgary, MBF.
After a small intermission, there is call for guests to return to their seats for a fashion show. As everyone hurries back, DJ’s speakers are pumping. The lights go out and only the runway remains lit. NONIE opens the show.
What’s your favourite look from the runway?