Right Next to the Runway

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The 12th annual Couture for a Cure event puts guests right next to the runway on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Van Andel Institute.

This special evening features a runway fall fashion presentation by Leigh’s and a personal appearance by the designers of Creatures of the Wind, along with an exclusive preview of their spring 2018 collection. Creatures of the Wind has received critical acclaim from international press and media—the collection has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, W, Dazed & Confused, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair Italia and Flaunt, among others.

The best part about the evening? One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at VAI.

“Couture for a Cure is a wonderful event that directly supports the Institute’s work to move research from bench to bedside and educate the scientists of tomorrow,” said Carol Van Andel, executive director of the David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation.

“Our ultimate goal is to find new and better treatments for people with diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s. We are grateful to Amway, Leigh’s and Creatures of the Wind for their partnership and commitment to make a difference.”

In addition to amazing fashion, Couture for a Cure will feature Artistry cosmetics, exclusively from Amway—in the beauty lounge, where guests are invited to receive makeup touch-ups, and on the runway. Experience Artistry’s new products and on-trend looks at the Artistry Beauty Bar and onstage. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, strolling dinner, gift bags with an exclusive Artistry gift, and a photo booth.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Cocktail attire is suggested. General admission and VIP tickets are available by visiting the VAI website.

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