Design Cares runway fashion show to benefit St. Jude

April 30, 2009
The Armory
26th Street and Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

On April 30 2009, Design Cares will feature a runway show of exclusive evening gowns by the world’s leading designers including:

Adrienne Landau Alberto Ferretti Angel Sanchez B. Michael Badgley Mischka Carlos Alberto Carolina Herrera    Catherine Malandrino Chado Ralph Rucci Christian Cota David Meister Diane von Furstenberg Domenico Vacca  •  Edwing D'Angelo Gucci J. Gerard • J. Mendel John Galliano JonValdí Couture Karl Lagerfeld Luca Luca Maggie Norris Couture  Marc Jacobs Collection Matthew Williamson Michael Kors Narcisco Rodriguez Neil Bieff Nicole Miller  Reem Acra Valentino Vera Wang Versace Yigal Azrouel Zuhair Murad and others

Every dress seen on the runway will be auctioned off at the event and online to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The event will be held at the Armory at 26 Street and Lexington Avenue from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The theme for this year’s Design Cares benefit fashion event is Kaleidoscope of Dreams. Design Cares 2009 will be the collaborative effort of many designers and with the added support of models, stylists, and celebrities, April 30th will truly be a kaleidoscope of fashion industry professionals coming together to keep the dreams alive for children with cancer.

For two St. Jude patients who aspire to be fashion designers, Design Cares is a dream come true. These two young girls were asked to design their dream evening gown. Two notable designers will recreate their visions for the runway and auction, including Christian Siriano, winner of Project Runway, season 4. Lisa Nargi, the winning model of Christian’s Project Runway season, will model one of the gowns on the runway. Tian Justman, a former St. Jude patient, is living her dream and is currently working as fashion designer. She will recreate the second design.


Design Cares t-shirts by SARAR are $40, or $25 with the purchase of your Design Cares tickets.



Individual ticket- $200
Individual ticket plus t-shirt - $225
Individual VIP ticket - $500
Individual VIP ticket plus t-shirt- $525
VIP tables - $5,000
Front row VIP table - $10,000

* Reserved seating for fashion show available only for VIP ticket purchases.

All guests will enjoy:


VIP Tables for eight include:



If you are unable to attend this year's event but would like to support St. Jude, you can make a donation online.


If you are interested in being a part of the 2009 Design Cares fundraiser for St. Jude, please contact:
Leanne Stella
ALSAC/St. Jude