Deets: Autism Speaks Southern California presents LA VIE EN BLUE Fashion Gala, a night of haute couture fashion, costumes and philanthropy, on Thursday, September 29 at Warner Bros. Studios.
The evening will feature top designers in a show produced and directed by Metropolitan Fashion Week. Also highlighting the evening will be an exclusive performance from ZUMANITY by Cirque du Soleil, cocktails, dinner, one-of-a-kind fashion pieces worn by models with autism to be auctioned off and a gala program honoring Steven Grossman,Talent Manager and Producer at Untitled Entertainment and Harry Topping, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate at City National Bank.
Funds raised go to support our mission to fund global bio medical research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, while simultaneously being committed to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society.
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders - autism spectrum disorders - caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. and 1 in 48 boys are on the autism spectrum.
About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed $560 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in nearly 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 70 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Who You May Spot: Celebrities that will be modeling in the show include: Lisa Rinna (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Shenae Grimes (90210), Adrienne Bailon (The Real) and Keltie Knight (Omg! Insider). Stars that have lent their support to LA VIE EN BLUE’s honorary host committee include Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell, Molly Sims, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Melissa Rivers, NeNe Leakes, Kelly Rowland, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, Pauly D will be the DJ for the evening.