On a sparkling, philanthropic night, iconic designer Danny Nguyen wowed over 550 guests with his repurposed vintage works of art. He is known for his beautiful flowing gowns on runways in New York and Paris. But this night, the world-renowned Nguyen dazzled the red carpet with homeless women at Project Vintage Runway benefiting UGM Dallas Center of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter. The sold-out gala raised over $95,000 for the charity.
Featured Guest Designer Danny Nguyen received the “Designer of the Year Award” for his creativity and his inspiration. The homeless women who were his models felt like Cinderella. Photos
The event included top local designers, TV and radio celebrities, high-profile athletes and fashion enthusiasts. Nguyen’s five unique designs commanded praise and adulation as the event’s grand finale. Video
“It’s wonderful that I can use my craft to not only make women look beautiful, but also make them feel beautiful, as we did in this show,” said Nguyen. “For this one night, these women were able to put their bad experiences behind them and focus only on their positive potential. I’m proud to be a part of Project Vintage Runway, which has helped the ladies discover new-found confidence and self-esteem.”
Nguyen, whose fashion empire includes Danny Nguyen Couture and L’Atelier Wedding in Houston, was joined at the event by guest designer Terri Ives; Project Runway TV star Venny Etienne and former Dallas Cowboys Isaiah Stanback and Patrick Crayton. Master of Ceremonies for the event was FGI Rising Star Award Recipient, Designer Daniel Mofor of Don Morphy Custom Clothiers, who live streamed into the event from Italy.
“We are extremely pleased with the community engagement we received for this incredible event supporting UGM Dallas Center of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter,” stated Margaret McKoin, creator of Project Vintage Runway and CEO of The Time Group. “Our event Co-chairs Rachel Brown, Laura Davis, Mary Margaret Hickey and Cynthia Collins did an amazing job gathering talent.”