The Hills star Whitney Portis asking for money to fund her runway show at New York this fashion week.
Whitney Port is putting on the “first-ever fan-supported fashion show” only at that fall’s New York Fashion Week, which sounds great and awesome before you realize that she’s hitting you up for the money.
In order to raise $50,000 for that Whitney Eve spring 2013 show, Whitney Port is teaching her fans about fashion for a small fee. Starting at $1, her supporters can attend model fittings, consult with her one-on-one about her vision, name a glance that will appear on the catwalk, and look for the backstage beauty. These dollars will fund her show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
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Ms Port says her fundraising endeavors really are a means to share her art together with her fans, ‘involving them being an integral part of the process’.
The “crowd-funding campaign” hopes to boost $50,000 (£32,000) to cover the venue, make-up artists, models, production and publicity costs to be able to stage her show at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center.
Port, who’s thought to be worth $3.5 million in their right, hails from a wealthy Californian family and launched her mid-price label in 2008. Her designs happen to be sported by the likes of Nicky and Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum.
But a donation from the generous fan doesn’t even necessarily equal a name at Port’s show: donors is going to be picked at random and rewarded with makeovers, bracelets or, if they are very lucky indeed – a front row seat.
Despite being super rich capable to afford the necessities of her fashion show, Ms Port states that her fundraising endeavors really are a means to share her art together with her fans, ‘’involving them being an integral part of the process.’’
She explains: “Showing [your line] can in fact be one of the most exciting moments of the designer’s life. Having appear a successful show at New York Fashion Week last season, it is now time to show again however in a way that has never been done before.”I wish to provide my fans having a behind-the-scenes experience on how a runway show of the caliber is designed, developed, and executed,” she added.
Port, who is thought to be value three. 5 million in her personal right, comes from a rich Californian relatives and released her mid- value label in 2008. Her patterns happen to be sported by the likes of Nicky and Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum.
But a donation from the generous fan doesn’t even necessarily exactly the same a existence at Port’s display : donors is going to be selected at random and rewarded with makeovers, bracelets or, if they are quite blessed in reality – a entrance row seat.
Typically, little labels in want of the income injection can look to company sponsorship offers or mass- market collaborations to elevate funds, so that as Whitney Eve is reportedly financially backed by Port’s father, the attractiveness is the much more strange. As manner demonstrates are market -only events, attendees are in no way predicted to pay for tickets.